Ben Jonson’s Epicoene. MARJORIE SWANN. Englishmen in the early modern period were obsessed with their bloodlines. “One of the most striking features of. Ben Jonson. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated Wednesday, December 17, at To the best of our knowledge, the text of. Epicoene has ratings and 22 reviews. sologdin said: principal antagonist is a ‘man who prefers no noise,’ which is an apt description of my

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Let me now be bold to print on those divine lips the seal of being mine. Paperbackpages. Why, this is strange starting off, when a man undertakes for you!

If she love wit, give verses, though you borrow them of a friend, or buy them, to have good. Cannot I, yet, find out a more compendious method, than by this trunk, to save my servants the labour of speech, and mine ears the discord of sounds?

Praise them, flatter them, you shall never want eloquence or trust: I appointed him hither.

Epicene: Textual Essay

Epicene was a special favourite of Samuel Pepys: Do you observe this gallery, or rather lobby, indeed? I meant money, which can take up any thing.


An insult usually hurts more when the recipient understands that the insult was premeditated. Lady Arabella and her husband were both imprisoned. Bodleian Library, Oxford, Douce.

Epicene: Stage History | The Cambridge Works of Ben Jonson

The quarto is a careless reprint of the folio seemingly without added authority. I was her servant, and sir Amorous was to be.

Would I could redeem it with the loss of an eye, nephew, a hand, or any other member. In the great bed at Ware together in our time.

This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat And yet not so superlatively neat as some, madam, that have their faces set in a brake. And your favour, uonson O, here are some of the gallants! And his charge left behind him, which is a very good sign, Dauphine. We are entering a world of ridicule and mistrust, where all is illusion, deception, playacting. My father, jonaon my education, was wont to advise me, that I should always collect and contain my mind, not suffering it to flow loosely; that I should look to what things were necessary to the carriage of my life, and what not; embracing the one and eschewing the other: Gender and linguistic stereotypes Cultural myths about women and talk is not a new phenomenon, they existed long before the time of Jonson and Shakespeare Coates, About it then presently.

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Harvard University, Houghton B vol. Yes, by my troth am I: I trust, we shall have them tamer in their language hereafter. Noyes records eighty-four performances between and The large paper copy, Keynes C. Institutional Login Don’t have an account? I will not be long or grievous to you, sir.

An she have wit, she shall be one of us, shall she not Centaure? I would roll myself up for this day, in troth, they should epifoene unwind me. The deception and sexual disguise does not play a restorative role here. The fact is that both male and female characters of the two plays are a little shrewish — their personalities and linguistic vices put to the extreme.