Ben Jonson Quotes

This is the danger, when vice becomes a precedent.




Ben Jonson, c. 1573-1637, English Writer, Timber

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Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson
  • Born: June 11, 1572
  • Died: August 6, 1637
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Poet

Benjamin Jonson was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c. 1606), The Alchemist (1610) and Bartholomew Fair (1614) and for his lyric and epigrammatic poetry; he is generally regarded as the second most important English playwright during the reign of James VI and I after William Shakespeare.