The Sad Shepherd, Or a Tale of Robin Hood: A Fragment (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Sad Shepherd, or a Tale of Robin Hood: A Fragment

But here's an herefy of late let fall, That mirth by no means fits a pafloral Such fay fo, who can make none, he prefumes Elfe there's no fcene' more properly afi'umes The fock. For whence' can fport in kind arife, But from the rural routs and families? Safe on this ground then, we not fear to-day, To tempt your laughter by our rufiick play. Wherein if we dillaile, or be cry'd down, We think we therefore {hall n0t leave the town Nor that the fore-wits that would draw the reit Unto their liking, always like the belt. The wife and knowing critick will not fay, This worll, or better is, before he weigh Whet every piece be perfeét in the kind And then, though in themfelves he difference find.

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Born in 1572, Ben Jonson rejected his father's bricklaying trade and ran away from his apprenticeship to join the army. He returned to England in 1592, working as an actor and playwright. In 1598, he was tried for murder after killing another actor in a duel, and was briefly imprisoned. One of his first plays, Every Man Out of His Humor (1599) had fellow playwright William Shakespeare as a cast member. His success grew with such works as Volpone (1605) and The Alchemist (1610) and he was popular at court, frequently writing the Christmas masque. He is considered a very fine Elizabethan poet. In some anti-Stratfordian circles he is proposed as the true author of Shakespeare's plays, though this view is not widely accepted. Jonson was appointed London historian in 1628, but that same year, his life took a downward turn. He suffered a paralyzing stroke and lost favor at court after an argument with architect Inigo Jones and the death of King James I. Ben Jonson died on August 6, 1637.

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