By Tom Lockwood

ISBN-10: 0199280789

ISBN-13: 9780199280780

Tom Lockwood's research is the 1st exam of Jonson's position within the texts and tradition of the Romantic age. half one of many publication explores theatrical, serious, and editorial responses to Jonson, together with his position within the post-Garrick theatre, serious estimations of his existence and paintings, and the politically charged making and reception of William Gifford's 1816 version of Jonson's Works. half explores allusive and imitative responses to Jonson's poetry and performs within the writings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and explores how Jonson serves variously as a version wherein to degree the poet laureate, Robert Southey, and Coleridge's eldest son, Hartley. The creation and end find this "Romantic Jonson" opposed to his eighteenth-century and Victorian re-creations. Ben Jonson within the Romantic Age indicates us a diverse, cellular, and contested Jonson and provides a clean point of view at the Romantic age.

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The decision in the one case failed (Colman’s adaptation, after 9 Jonathan Miller, Subsequent Performances (London: Faber, 1986), 23–8. Davies, Dramatic Miscellanies, ii. 103. 11 The Examiner, 9 June 1816; collected in William Hazlitt, A View of the English Stage (London: Robert Stodart, 1818). 12 William J. Burling, Summer Theatre in London, 1661–1820, and the Rise of the Haymarket Theatre (Madison, NJ: Associated University Presses, 2000). 10 Theatrical Jonson 31 a brief run, did not return to the London stage for another eight years) and in the other succeeded (Kemble’s receipts were almost three times higher than those for the performance of Every Man In his Humour on 2 November 1810, when Rosina had been the afterpiece); but the relation of Jonson to that failure or success, as in other instances I discuss, is not immediately clear.

One index of this is the offbalance couplet from Cowley inscribed by Waldron on the verso of the front flyleaf of his interleaved, British Library copy of The Sad Shepherd: 27 The Gentleman’s Magazine, 61 (June 1791), 588; 61 (Aug. , Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century, 9 vols. (London: the author, 1812–25), ii. 108–9. 28 F. G. Waldron, The Shakspearean Miscellany (London: the author, 1802), 16. ’29 The friend here was Gifford, to whom Waldron had earlier lent the book in friendship; Waldron’s note stands as an epigraph to his transcription of Gifford’s account of the 1783 Sad Shepherd in the notes to his 1816 edition of Jonson’s Works.

59–60, in Poems, ed. A. R. Waller (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1905), 34. D. , Late Physician to the Westminster Infirmary (London: Thomas and John Egerton, 1792); on the perils of such mixed catalogues see Michael F. , 21 (1999), 321–60. 31 F. G. Waldron, The Literary Museum; or, Ancient and Modern Repository: Comprising Scarce and Curious Tracts, Poetry, Biography and Criticism (London: the author, 1792). 26 Theatre, Criticism, Editing he was unequal to the task, and it totally failed.

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