Who is Jonson?

  • (noun): English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637).
    Synonyms: Ben Jonson, Benjamin Jonson

Famous quotes containing the word jonson:

    The owl is abroad, the bat and the toad,
    And so is the cat-a-mountain;
    The ant and the mole sit both in a hole,
    And frog peeps out o’ the fountain.
    —Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    Do but consider this small dust, here running in the glass,
    By atoms moved.
    Could you believe that this the body was
    Of one that loved?
    And in his mistress’ flame playing like a fly,
    Turned to cinders by her eye?
    Yes, and in death as life unblest,
    To have’t expressed,
    Even ashes of lovers find no rest.
    —Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    At court I met it, in clothes brave enough
    To be a courtier, and looks grave enough
    To seem a statesman.
    —Ben Jonson (1572–1637)