|Quellen|http://archive.org/stream/volponeorthefox0403...And though my catastrophe may, in the strict rigour of comic law, meet with censure, as turning back to my promise; I desire the learned and charitable critic, to have so much faith in me, to think it was done of industry: for, with what ease I could have varied it nearer his scale (but that I fear to boast my own faculty) I could here insert. But my special aim being to put the snaffle in their mouths, that cry out, We never punish vice in our interludes, etc., I took the more liberty; though not without some lines of example, drawn even in the ancients themselves, the goings out of whose comedies are not always joyful, but oft times the bawds, the servants, the rivals, yea, and the masters are mulcted; and fitly, it being the office of a comic poet to imitate justice, and instruct to life, as well as purity of language, or stir up gentle affections; to which I shall take the occasion elsewhere to speak.
Soweit das Zitat im Originalkontext, i.e. Ben Jonsons Vorbemerkung zu seinem Drama "Volpone; Or, the Fox".
Die relevante Textstelle in David Farley-Hills, Shakespeare and the Rival Playwrights 1600-1606 (London 1990 / Routledge)
lautet:Troilus is the one play of Shakespeare that shows the unmistakable influence of Marston. Both playwrights, at the time of its writing, were under attack from Ben Jonson as comedians who do not "put the snaffle in their mouths who crie we never punish vice in our interludes" (as Jonson was later to put it) and therefore had considerable identity of purpose, but no doubt Shakespeare also felt that to hold at least the fashionable part of his audience he needed to take account of Marston’s current popularity.
Ans Übersetzen trau' ich mich angesichts der Stunde nicht mehr; aber vielleicht hilft ja die erweiterte Quellenlage schon etwas weiter.
Übrigens taugt Google-Books wenig als Arbeitsgrundlage; ob und wann verlinkte Seiten angezeigt werden, unterliegt meist dem Zufallsprinzip. Bei Farley-Hills bzw. dem Link im OP hatte ich fünf Fehlanzeigen nacheinander, so dass mir der Griff ins Regal mit den ollen staubigen Papierbüchern nicht erspart blieb.