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Biographical and Critical Studies. (Paperback) Loot Price: R323
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Biographical and Critical Studies. (Paperback): James Thomson
Biographical and Critical Studies. (Paperback): James Thomson

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James Thomson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... a Papist. ... In the tyme of his close imprisonment under Queen Elizabeth, his judges could get nothing of him to all their demands but I Ay] and No. They placed two damn'd villains to catch advantage of him, with him, but he was advertized by his keeper: of the Spies he hath ane epigrame." Which is No. 59 =-- "Spies, you are lights in state, but of base stuff, Who, when you've burnt yourselves down to the snuff, Stink, and are thrown away. End fair enough." Gifford antedates these events about three years, while exposing "maggoty-pated" Aubrey, who writes: "He killed Mr. Marlowe, the poet, on Bunhill, coming from the Green Curtain playhouse a lowclass theatre in Shoreditch];" Marlowe, whom Jonson highly esteemed, witness his "Marlowe's mighty line," having been killed in a tavern brawl at Deptford, in May 1593: a tragical loss to English poetry, only surpassed by the drowning of Shelley at nearly the same age. Col. Cunningham, however, quotes from Collier's "Life of Alleyn," a letter of Henslowe, dated 26th September 1598: "Sence you weare with me I have lost one of my company which hurteth me greatley, that is Gabrell, for he is slayen in Hogesden fylldes by the hands of bergemen bengemen, for Benjamin? Henslowe spelling the name thus elsewhere] Jonson, bricklayer." The "bricklayer" was probably added in bitterness of spirit for the loss of a friend and actor not easy to replace; perhaps, also, in spleen, because Jonson had taken the revised, "Every Man in his Humour," to another house. The spies, we may presume, were set upon him simply because of his communication with the priest. Plots against the life of the Queen abounded, as did spies to counteract them; several Romish priests educated abroad were convicted of attempting to poison her, and executed; ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: James Thomson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-84683-0
Barcode: 9781150846830
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-84683-6

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