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|VII "Speak, That I May See Thee" Regardless of the money you've inherited, the |
danger of your job, the place you live, the way ... says John Brooks, translating
into modern American Ben Jonson's observation "Language most shows a man.
|Character and language Such dramaturgy places a high premium on the artful |
construction of individual characters. ... playwright acts upon the conviction he
articulates in Discoveries: 'Language most shows a man; speak that I may see
|Thekla's mimetic and gestural reactions to the report - signalised in the |
secondary text after lines 3031 and 3042 — are the ... and utterance is thus
especially true of dramatic speech: Language most shows a man: speak that I
may see thee.
|follows and tries to contain 'the involutions of the thinking mind'.3' His |
extraordinary sensitivity to the spoken word is best expressed by Jonson himself:
'Language most shows a man: speak that I may see thee.'32 2. GENRE 'of a
|would have to be refined out of the base metal of everyday speech.1 For |
humanists, too, the model of linguistic purity is classical ... The word means '
speaking out', and encompasses, certainly, the sort of thing we mean by 'public
speaking' - the oratorical skills of the preacher or politician, advocate or
entertainer. ... 'Language most shows a man', wrote Ben Jonson, in a vivid phrase
borrowed from the Spanish humanist Juan Luis Vives: 'Speak, that I may see thee
' (Jonson 1975: 435).
James P. Bednarz - 2001 - 334 pages
|gustan Rome, Jonson returned to the drama of self-justification with a vengeance |
by identifying himself with the ideal ... through speech, Jonson writes in
Discoveries that "Language most shows the man; speak that I may see thee" (8:
Haruko Momma, Michael Matto - 2009 - 592 pages
|I will return to this important, and perhaps surprising, claim in the section on |
standardization below. ... We tend to assume that Ben Jonson's comment in
Timber that “language most shows a man: speak that I may see thee” refers to
1884 - 1216 pages
|Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most |
Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest ... Language most shows a man ;
speak that I may see thee ; it springs out of the most retired and inmost parts of us
|Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new |
succession takes their place. — Treneh. ... Language most shows a man, —
speak, that I may see thee ; it springs out of the most retired and inmost part of us.
Frank Kermode - 2010 - 688 pages
|mood of Volpone\s close ro that of the Latin satirists, especially Juvenal and |
Martial, who commented on the corruptions of Rome. "Language most shows a
man: speak, that I may see thee." So Jon- son, advising poets. He set great store