From Shakespeare Criticism: A Selection, edited by D. Nichol Smith
"Shakespeare is of no age. It is idle to endeavour to support his phrases by quotation from Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, etc. His language is entirely his own and the younger dramatists imitated him. The construction of Shakespeare sentences, whether in verse or prose, is the necessary and homogeneous vehicle of his peculiar manner of thinking."
From Samuel Taylor Coleridge, on Othello