[ US /ˈdʒɑnsən/ ]
  1. English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
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  • Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great gallion and an English Man of War: Master Jonson (like the former) was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances. English Literature for Boys and Girls
  • The sort of scholarship which predominated was textual scholarship, as exemplified by Percy Simpson's monumental edition of Ben Jonson.
  • Every month Jonson aka Thornton goes out of his way to prove the truth of that, by demanding the RBA raise rates.
  • Anaphora should not be confused with epanorthosis, the repetitious use of a particular term for emphasis: the word element in certain of Ben Jonson's poems, for example. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XII No 1
  • Both return to early quartos of the plays in question, bypassing Jonson's magisterial - perhaps too magisterial - reworkings of them in his 1616 Folio: the plays that emerge are fresh, exuberant, and distinctly unfamiliar.
  • 'Sonat hic de nare canina littera'; and compare Ben Jonson, _English Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles
  • In their tragedies they become heavy without grandeur, like Jonson, or mistake the stilts for the cothurnus, as Chapman and Webster too often do. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858
  • All players had to be competent dancers and singers, but dramatists like Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Jonson replaced earlier short, rhymed verse with poetic drama.
  • Hence it became necessary to distinguish one from the other _by name_, and thus the notation from midnight gave rise, as I have remarked in one of my papers on Chaucer, to the English idiomatic phrase "of the clock;" or the reckoning of the clock, commencing at midnight, as distinguished from Roman equinoctial hours, commencing at six o'clock A.M. This was what Ben Jonson was meaning by attainment of majority at _six o'clock_, and not, as PROFESSOR DE M.RGAN supposes, "probably a certain sunrise. Notes and Queries, Number 214, December 3, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
  • The drama is well conceived and executed, but here also he follows another poetical master, Ben Jonson.
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