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(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; ...
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