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#1306 hobglobin

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

so I can exclude Shakespeare, Voltaire, Milton, Bacon and Hobbes. This means I've no idea and didn't read it Posted Image

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

another try an beg for hints: Marlowe's Doc Faustus, at least the topic could be in that text, but I'd count him among the lofty ones too Posted Image

Edited by hobglobin, 06 April 2013 - 11:33 AM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


#1308 casandra

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

so I can exclude Shakespeare, Voltaire, Milton, Bacon and Hobbes. This means I've no idea and didn't read it Posted Image

definitely yup....but this author was no small fish either..led a very exciting life and he quareled a lot :D
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

something by John Dryden perhaps ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1310 hobglobin

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

or Samuel Pepys? he was in several wars and stuff

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

nope to both guesses...it's from a satirical comedy...the author was not the only one converted....:lol:
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

John Arbuthnot? (though I never heard of him)

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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That is....if she posts at all.


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

John Arbuthnot? (though I never heard of him)

nope..a good guess though....he's a satirist and pamphleteer...inventor of John Bull...he and Swift are 'brothers in pen' but this author's work is a bit older- very early 17th century...
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

Alexander Pope or John Gay? or any other member of the Scriblerus Club?

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


#1315 casandra

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:53 AM

Alexander Pope or John Gay? or any other member of the Scriblerus Club?

nope...not a member of the Scriblerus Club..he's older than these guys...:P..think more of Shakespeare era...
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

Thomas Dekker or Ben Jonson? I ask now for all known beginning with 1600...weird dudes I never heard of Posted Image

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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That is....if she posts at all.


#1317 casandra

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

Thomas Dekker or Ben Jonson? I ask now for all known beginning with 1600...weird dudes I never heard of Posted Image

:lol:...I don't wanna use the I word ...and yup, you have a 50% chance now and which work?
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:02 AM

Except for A. Pope Posted Image I have never heard of the other guys mentioned in your last posts

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1319 casandra

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:49 PM

Except for A. Pope Posted Image I have never heard of the other guys mentioned in your last posts

:P then you learned something new today....
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#1320 hobglobin

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:00 PM

I go for Johnson but all these old writers seem to be writers of satires Posted Image ...and btw that you learnt about them in your school doesn't mean they are internationally well-known Posted Image

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.





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