Ben Jonson Quote
Act ii, Scene 1. - Every Man in His Humour (1598)
The works of Ben Jonson (Phillips, Sampson, 1857), p. 865, "Timber; Or, Discoveries Made Upon Man and Matter"
Cynthia's Revels (1600), Act III, scene ii.
The Poetaster (1601), Act V, scene iii.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsBen Jonson
Born: June 11, 1572
Died: August 6, 1637 (aged 65)
Occupation: Poet, dramatist
Bio: Benjamin Ben Jonson was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems.
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