Volpone: Or, The Fox

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Yale University Press, 1919 - Počet stran: 254
This Revels Student Edition, with a carefully modernized text, presents new material about "Volpone" 's debt to the popular Reynard beast epic and Italian "commedia dell 'art" and discusses its mockery of greed in relation to two Renaissance perversions of the myth of a Golden Age. Referring to famous productions, it pays particular attention to decisions that must be made whenever the play is performed.
 

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Strana xxiii - And howsoever some may squeamishly cry out, that all endeavour of learning and sharpness in these transitory devices, especially where it steps beyond their little, or (let me not wrong them,) no brain at all, is superfluous ; I am contented, these fastidious stomachs should leave my full tables, and enjoy at home their clean empty trenchers, fittest for such airy tastes ; where perhaps a few Italian herbs, picked up and made into a sallad, may find sweeter acceptance than all the most nourishing...
Strana xviii - The Fox, the Alchemist, and Silent Woman, Done by Ben Jonson, and outdone by no man.
Strana xix - Upon their actions : and that this was one I make no scruple.— But the holy synod Have been in prayer and meditation for it; And 'tis reveal'd no less to them than me, That casting of money is most lawful.
Strana 1 - I take him, is no subject for pride and ignorance to exercise their railing rhetoric upon. But it will here be hastily answered, that the writers of these days are other things; that not only their manners, but their natures, are inverted, and nothing remaining...
Strana 91 - Hath long been known a close adulteress To that lascivious youth there: not suspected, I say, but known and taken in the act With him; and by this man, the easy husband, Pardoned; whose timeless bounty makes him now Stand here the most unhappy, innocent person, That ever man's own goodness made accused.
Strana 242 - XV. Essays on the Study and Use of Poetry by Plutarch and Basil the Great, translated from the Greek, with an Introduction. FREDERICK M.
Strana 242 - III. The Life of St. Cecilia, from MS. Ashmole 43 and MS. Cotton Tiberius E. VII, with Introduction, Variants, and Glossary. BERTHA ELLEN LOVEWELL, Ph.D.
Strana 83 - A rat had gnawn my spur-leathers; notwithstanding, I put on new, and did go forth: but first I threw three beans over the threshold. Item, I went and bought two tooth-picks, whereof one I burst immediately, in a discourse With a Dutch merchant, 'bout ragion...
Strana 203 - ... of good manners, in so much that for his error he shall be at the least brow-beaten if not reprehended in wordes.
Strana 177 - Tobacco, which goes far beyond all their panaceas, potable gold, and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all 'diseases. A good vomit, I confess, a virtuous herb if it be well qualified, opportunely taken, and medicinally used, but, as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as Tinkers do Ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health, hellish, devilish and damned Tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.

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Born in 1572, Ben Jonson rejected his father's bricklaying trade and ran away from his apprenticeship to join the army. He returned to England in 1592, working as an actor and playwright. In 1598, he was tried for murder after killing another actor in a duel, and was briefly imprisoned. One of his first plays, Every Man Out of His Humor (1599) had fellow playwright William Shakespeare as a cast member. His success grew with such works as Volpone (1605) and The Alchemist (1610) and he was popular at court, frequently writing the Christmas masque. He is considered a very fine Elizabethan poet. In some anti-Stratfordian circles he is proposed as the true author of Shakespeare's plays, though this view is not widely accepted. Jonson was appointed London historian in 1628, but that same year, his life took a downward turn. He suffered a paralyzing stroke and lost favor at court after an argument with architect Inigo Jones and the death of King James I. Ben Jonson died on August 6, 1637.

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