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Ben Jonson

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True happiness Consists not in the multitude of friends, But in the worth and choice.

— Ben Jonson


Riches, the dumb god that giv'st all men tongues, / That canst do nought, and yet mak'st men do all things; / The price of souls; even hell, with thee to boot, / Is made worth heaven!

— Ben Jonson


Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine.

— Ben Jonson

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Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.

— Ben Jonson

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A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.

— Ben Jonson

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Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.

— Ben Jonson

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Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.

— Ben Jonson

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He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.

— Ben Jonson

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O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!

— Ben Jonson

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He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

— Ben Jonson

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About Ben Jonson

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His late plays or "dotages" particularly The Magnetic Lady and The Sad Shepherd exhibit signs of an accommodation with the romantic tendencies of Elizabethan comedy. In 1598 Jonson produced his first great success Every Man in His Humour capitalising on the vogue for humorous plays which George Chapman had begun with An Humorous Day's Mirth. "
Thomas Fuller relates stories of Jonson and Shakespeare engaging in debates in the Mermaid Tavern; Fuller imagines conversations in which Shakespeare would run rings around the more learned but more ponderous Jonson.

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson (c. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets.

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