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Though, as Ben Jonson sayst of him, that he had but little Latin and less Greek, he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country. 1642-92) comic dramatist and Poet Laureate parts talents Underwoods verse collection (actually said in his prose Discoveries, 1641) says 'To the Memory of ... Shakespeare' (1618), misquoted 10 John Bunyan 1628-88 Bunyan was born near Bedford, the son of a metal-worker, and had a local education. He served in the parliamentary army in the Civil War.
Blest madman, who could every hour employ With something new to wish or to enjoy!
So easy still it proves in factious times With public zeal to cancel private crimes; How safe is treason, and how sacred ill, Where none can sin against the people's will: Where crowds can wink, and no offence be known, Since in another's guilt they find their own. Yet fame deserved no enemy can grudge; The statesman we abhor, but praise the judge. In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abbethdint With more discerning eyes, or hands more dean; Unbribed, unsought, the wretched to redress, Swift of dispatch and easy of access.
The Restoration and Eighteenth Century by Ian McGowan (eds.)