> Jonson could do 'stuffe' like that in his sleep, Rob.
Hm, dunno dave, seems to me unlike anything I remember from "To Pershurst",
for instance. Sure, maybe he could do it in his sleep, but did he, other
Whatever, going to have to take time to read the entire damn poem -- seems a
lot more interesting than Pope's "Essay". But then, Wee Sandy was much
younger when he wrote that than Jonson was when he translated the Ars
> On 26 March 2010 14:23, Robin Hamilton
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> So he that flaggeth much, becomes to me
>>> A _Choerilus_, in whom if I but see
>>> Twice, or thrice good, I wonder: but am more
>>> Angry. Sometimes, I heare good _Homer_ snore.
>>> But, I confesse, that, in a long worke, sleepe
>>> May, with some right, upon an Author creepe.
>>> Ben Jonson: Horace, Of the Art of Poetrie (1640), p.25 (577 of 844 in
>>> Works, vol. 2).