"Tragedy and Comedy are made of the same Alphabet."
in the Promus, No. 516.
".....it is he who hath filled up all numbers, and performed that in our tongue which may be compared or preferred either to insolent Greece or haughty Rome
. . . . . So that he may be named the mark and acme of our language."
Ben Jonson regarding Francis Bacon (Discoveries, Dominus Verulamius and Scriptorum Catalogus).