Rous'd by report of fame, the nations meet, From near Bun-Hill, and distant Watling-street.
61 Th'admiring throng loud acclamations make, And omens of his future empire take.Use rhyming couplets, as Dryden did).Did Shadwell deserve this honor, or did he receive it because of political connections?(See Background, above.).Issue : children; heirs.As Hannibal 54 did to the altars come, Sworn by his sire a mortal foe to Rome; So Shadwell swore, nor analysis should his vow be vain, That he till death true dullness would maintain; And in his father's line right, and realm's defence, Ne'er to have.He prophesies that Shadwell would write weak verse, bad plays and ineffective flecknoe satires.Back john to Line 74 The john Nursery, a theatrical school for flecknoe training boys and girls for the stage, was established in 1662.35My warbling lute, 14 the lute I whilom 15 strung When to King John of Portugal I sung, Was but the prelude to that glorious day, When thou on silver Thames did'st cut thy way, With well tim'd oars before the royal barge, 40Swell'd with.
Back to Line 79 Buskins snagit and socks are symbols respectively winx of tragedy and comedy, associated here with snagit the Elizabethan platinum playwrights snagit John Fletcher and Ben Jonson.
Northern Dedications : Shadwell dedicated some of his plays to the Duke of Newcastle.
209Or if thou would'st thy diff'rent talents suit, 210Set thy own songs, and sing them to thy lute.
The Iliad to satirize human follies.
Notes 1 The first edition of Mac Flecknoe appeared in 1682 but the badness of the text makes it unlikely that it was snagit authorized by Dryden.At his right hand our young Ascanius 53 sat Rome's other hope, and pillar of the state.Priest : The real-life Flecknoe was said to be a priest.Instead of carpets, there are the remains of neglected poets; bad poets like Ogleby come out from their dryden dusty shops.Angry that she has disobeyed his instructions, he leaves her.47 Much Heywood, Shirley, Ogleby 48 there lay, But loads of Shadwell almost snagit chok'd the way.Such a work uses the elevated style of the classical epic poem such.Dryden refers to Shadwell as Ascanius to make the point that Shadwell, like Ascanius, will succeed his father.
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