Ignore my remark about Beaumont, am flagging.
On 25 March 2010 22:13, David Bircumshaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Yes, I found that 'jrank' piece mesen. I know Benson has a dodgy
> reputation, but as we now know for sure it wasn't Drant who introduced the
> nodding Homer, the next stops are Jonson and also I guess Beaumont will need
> tracking down as he may preceed Jonson too.
> Not till tomorrow!
> On 25 March 2010 21:03, Robin Hamilton <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>> if you JSTOR access go to:
>>> where this mystery may be solved, or at least there is a (1955)
>>> of translations of the Ars Poetica in English. I can though affirm, from
>>> single page I can see, that Jonson's *wasn't *the first English
>>> that honour belongs to one Archdeacon Thomas Drant, "gorbellied Drant",
>>> published an Englishing in 1567, including a bewildering comparison of
>>> Horace to the prophet Jeremiah. An unlikelier candidate for surrogate
>>> seerhood than Quintus Flaccus I find hard to come by.
>> There's what looks like a fairly detailed open-access piece on the various
>> English translations (though not much on Jonson) here:
>> More than I want to know, certainly. <g>
> David Bircumshaw
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