Yet, in the words of Macaulay, who gives an admirable account of the discussion in his essay on the comic dramatists of the Restoration, "when all deductions have been made, great merit must be allowed to the work."
He wrote the article Drama, and biographies of Ben Jonson and other dramatists; and he became an important contributor to the present work.
After the revival of learning Plautus was reinstated, and took rank as one of the great dramatists of antiquity; cf.
4) contains an implied protest against the absolute system of government generally accepted by the dramatists of the early Stuart reigns.
Ford by no means stood alone among English dramatists in his love of abnormal subjects; but few were so capable of treating them sympathetically, and yet without that reckless grossness or extravagance of expression which renders the morally repulsive aesthetically intolerable, or converts the horrible into the grotesque.
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