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rodjnaquin: To the Memory of My Beloved the Author, Mr. William Shakespeare BY BEN JONSON

floppydisx: When Ben Jonson says "care killed the cat", he's totally right.

FeinsteinKen: There is a parallel structure here with these Epigrams by Ben Jonson. Read the one to Henry Neville carefully. I believe -- but don't know for sure -- that it was written after his death. Where is Shakespeare's Epigram?

BJ_Headteacher: Eid Mubarak to all the staff, children, families and wider Ben Jonson community. May today be a celebration of all that is important to everyone - love, family, community, health, peace and happiness. Eid Mubarak!

urban_lens: To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. Ben Jonson

pesbo: Riley — considered the founder of modern entomology (the study of insects) has carved on his gravestone a line from poet Ben Jonson: “And in short measures, life may perfect be.”

MuseofWriting: I desperately need to find a good biography of Ben Jonson because I have never learned a boring fact about this man

DrBea: True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.  - Ben Jonson

MuseofWriting: But I also like to point at Ben Jonson and THAT TIME HE GOT DRUNK AND SPILLED A BUNCH OF GOSSIP AND HIS FRIEND WROTE IT ALL DOWN and say “trust me, if shakespeare was secretly the Earl of Oxford, this man would’ve told us.”

AndrewReece1980: And I still can't believe that Ben Jonson lived all the way back in the 1500's ! And the people of Great Britain have preserved his work all the way from 1603 until now, I just think that's amazing ! I bought a copy of 'Sejanus : His Fall' but I haven't had a chance to read it.

AndrewReece1980: I started to read the introduction & it sounds like Ben Jonson was a man I would have been honoured to have known. I like how the British spell 'honour', because it requires more effort to spell the same word. It has a 'u', which I think of as 'you'. It's a way I can try to show

CritReadings: CR Episode 77: Ben Jonson’s Critical Eye

CallmeKabelo: There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear. —BEN JONSON

DanM1970s: Legendary sword duels .... Ben Jonson and Gabriel Spenser (1598) Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr (1804) Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojiro (1612) Two pikey braindead skanks on a shit hole estate (2021)

oppolse775: Nay, if he take you in hand, sir, with an argument, He'll bray you in a mortar. - Ben Jonson

Shakes_OUTLOUD: Last chance to sign up for Ben Jonson's Volpone. Entry portal closes in 30 minutes!

marclauritsen: Apropo of nothing, just saw this on a Google search: "Ben Jonson created an acrostic as an intro to his classic play, The Alchemist, spelling out the title in his argument. The skill is in disguising the acrostic so that it is not obvious."

marclauritsen: Understood. But let's also not prematurely rule out the (admittedly remote) possibility that Ben Jonson *really* might have meant to call out a character Shake(-)speare invented, along with the wife of a guy who evidently ghost-wrote from Windsor Forest. Not quite random.

ilya_poet: Ben Jonson's "Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy" is famous, but it's Herrick today: Here lies, a pretty bud, lately made of flesh and blood: who as soon fell fast asleep as her little eyes did peep. Give her strewing, but not stir the earth that lightly covers her.

DorianPhoenix21: Why was Ben Jonson better than Shakespeare? His contemporaries thought so, thus: he was.

bkpublication: Volpone (B K Classics) by Ben Jonson

WednesdayErskin: Two great books. Last week I spoke to Ben Myers about Male Tears and last night, chatted to Ben Pester about Am I in the Right Place? Did Ben Jonson a while back. Quite a good laugh.

QuinMandaStuff: true happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice. -ben jonson ITS SAY with QUINMANDA

conradlandin: BBC reports that Edinburgh Southern is being defended by Labour's "Ben Jonson"

Melinda08332348: Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised. Ben Jonson

EdinburghUP: Out now - the latest issue of Ben Jonson Journal! In this issue: Sejanus, embodied perception in The Changeling, and more:

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ukhistorybooks: Precious nonsense: the Gettysburg address, Ben Jonson's Epitaphs on his children, and Twelfth night (University of California Press)

FeinsteinKen: But Ben Jonson used the word! Sure. But Shakespeare used it first and consistently used it after.

FeinsteinKen: This Epigram from Ben Jonson to Henry Neville is the center of the Shakespeare authorship question. Start here.

actbrightonhove: Forming a villainous ‘venture tripartite’, the three tricksters con the city’s greedy and gullible out of their money - and dignity - one by one in Ben Jonson’s merciless satire of an England ravaged by plague and poverty.

bernard_krumm: Warning: the following tweet contains self-promotion. First publication coming this month in the Ben Jonson Journal.

john_chu: TIL Ben Jonson wrote a play about Sejanus. (Also, Red Bull Theater is top-notch and deserving of support.)

rosbarber: Next, a defaced copy of Shakespeare's First Folio now at the Bodleian library. Someone tore out Ben Jonson's preface poem and wrote their own, but someone else didn't like the title it seems and tore that bit off. I wrote about it on my website.

peligrietzer: Basically a Ben Jonson masque

nguyenhdi: My new blog post: about "The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson. With some comparison to Shakespeare.

Love_Brighton: As we begin to emerge from our own pandemic, there's nothing more fitting than a modern take on Ben Jonson's black comedy set during London's plague lockdown of 400 years ago, Book up this show for the bank holiday weekend as catharsis:

resolutereader: When I was younger me & friends from Matthew Boulton College used to do a pub crawl around Aston Uni, including The Ben Jonson, The Sacks of Potatoes, the Pot of Beer & The Black Horse. Sadly 2 of those are now closed; one renamed. Not sure why I tell you this, just nostalgia.

dankquote: "Great honors are great burdens, but on whom They are cast with envy, he doth bear two loads." - Ben Jonson

jprapke: Snow by Ivor Gurney There's not a sound tonight I look out and am beaten In my face by curious, white, Unexpected flakes Of snow in a daze fleeting And retire shievering to The warm room and the lamplight Where my music waits, and O Ben Jonson li…

theroaringboy: Ben Jonson in Discoveries (1641) describes language as having a "skin" which can be felt "when as it is smooth, gentle, and sweet, like a table upon which you may run your finger without rubs, and your nail cannot find a joint; not horrid, rough, wrinkled, gaping, or chapped"

actbrightonhove: Forming a villainous ‘venture tripartite’, the three tricksters con the city’s greedy and gullible out of their money - and dignity - one by one in Ben Jonson’s merciless satire of an England ravaged by plague and poverty.

roaringgirle: ben jonson = terrifying graham pollard to percy simpson (20 august 1934) MSS OSB 8, Box 5, fol. 6 • Beinecke

actbrightonhove: The three tricksters con the city’s greedy and gullible out of their money - and dignity - one by one in Ben Jonson’s merciless satire of an England ravaged by plague and poverty.

EECanalFest: Then and now - canal tractor at work towing by Victory Bridge/Ben Jonson, 1971 and motorised wheel barrow helping Ducketts works, 2021.

Alexand92233429: Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised. Ben Jonson

GinaJoh49756249: Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised. Ben Jonson

nguyenhdi: Sometimes you can't fully appreciate a writer's genius till you've read his or her contemporaries. (I was thinking this when reading Murasaki Shikibu's contemporaries after reading "The Tale of Genji". Now Ben Jonson makes me love Shakespeare even more).

actbrightonhove: 26th-29th May at St Andrew's, Hove: Tickets available from:

actbrightonhove: As we begin to emerge from our own pandemic we're so excited to be presenting a modern live theatre take on Ben Jonson's celebrated black comedy set during London's plague lockdown of 400 years ago.

actbrightonhove: Forming a villainous ‘venture tripartite’, the three tricksters con the city’s greedy and gullible out of their money - and dignity - one by one in Ben Jonson’s merciless satire of an England ravaged by plague and poverty.

SteveBradJourno: I know Jonson said he was a wonderful chap, but, er, Ben did have a talent for sarcasm...

nguyenhdi: I'm reading "The Alchemist" (Ben Jonson, not Paulo Coelho). It's actually harder to read than Shakespeare.

nguyenhdi: From Bill Bryson's "Shakespeare". Now I see what he means about Ben Jonson. Later Bryson also says "Shakespeare lacked a university education, to be sure, but then so did Ben Jonson – a far more intellectual playwright – and no one ever suggests that Jonson was a fraud."

dennis81865563: For he, has told me to tell, think about the power of the repetitions, it is bigger, than the poetry it self For thous pen shall be like no other No Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, Ben Jonson and Thomas Dekker. Can compete with thy's Pen(sword)

DDS_St_Cols: ...by Cyril Tourneur. But now, academics have realised it's by someone else - Thomas Middleton! It's all so confusing. Towards the end of Shakespeare's career, a talent emerged to challenge him for the crown of best dramatist in London. Mercenary, convict and poet Ben Jonson.

rchsdartwars21: Magic Mike’s Training San. goes absolutely insane and takes out Ben Jonson, Ben Spicher, AND Derek Collins on Seal Team 69

edpearce080759: William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, at the age of 52 at New Place. It is alleged that he died from a cold brought on by a heavy drinking session with his friend Ben Jonson.

Riteyroo: Drink today, and drown all sorrow. You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow. Best, while you have it, use your breath. There is no drinking after death Ben Jonson

marysia_cc: Doreen Fletcher, Launderette, Ben Jonson Road, Bow, east London, 1983

londonwalks: How many years guiding experience does Team London Walks have? Fluent in four languages, Marguerite adds her 37 years, taking the the total (so far) to 384 years. 384 years takes us to 1637, the year of the death of O Rare Ben Jonson, the great playwright.

BoodhuRamu: The Folio opens with Tempest The plays aren’t arranged in chronological or alphabetical order, but as comedies, histories + tragedies It has a series of poems, including two by Ben Jonson Second edition includes a poem by John Milton, the first time his English poem is printed

JazzmaniaUaq: Esta noche al aire Negotiations of South Williamsburg de G. Evan, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes de Ben Jonson y Lujon de Henry Mancini. Del álbum de Gabriel Evan: Global Entry.

TrainingMindful: “True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends - but in the worth and choice.” ~ Ben Jonson

jlorts: "He who is taught only by himself has a fool for a master." --Ben Jonson I believe we've heard Trump on this, haven't we?

JohnmMu12389998: "True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice." ~ Ben Jonson

LyppardBooks: Shabby chic example of the first critical edition of Ben Jonson’s Works (1756).

ToiletGuru: Thomas Middleton, born OTD in 1580, stands with John Fletcher and Ben Jonson among the most successful and prolific of the playwrights at work during the Jacobean period

avoiding_bears: *sudden realisation* OMG BEN JONSON LITERALLY MADE MUPPET HERO AND LEANDER. HE DID IT

mistghost1398: 4 of 5 stars to Volpone by Ben Jonson

mlnangalama: “Drink today, and drown all sorrow. You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow. Best, while you have it, use your breath. There is no drinking after death.” Ben Jonson

Tahamedur: Published on YouTube: The Alchamist by Ben Jonson | Act 5 | Dramatic Reading

Tahamedur: The Alchamist by Ben Jonson | Act 5 | Dramatic Reading

jamesenge: I'm reading Ben Jonson's SEJANUS; liking it, but not loving it. He was more of a rhetorician than a poet, and his characters are more bloodless & venomous than Shakespeare's. But he could turn a bookish phrase: "Wrath covered carries fate. Revenge is lost, if I profess my hate."

hanherself: Reading it a fable — or, at the very least recognizing its fabulistic and archetypal qualities — allows audiences to identify deeper moral truths from where they exist already. "The Fox and the Fly: Volpone by Ben Jonson as Fable"

TPB275: "Drink today, and drown all sorrow. You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow. Best, while you have it, use your breath. There is no drinking after death " - Ben Jonson.

hlpriday: “He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a mentor” - Ben Jonson

baleinery: Since when it grows, and smells, I swear, Not of itself, but thee. Ben Jonson, 1572-1637

DrRonblake: Playwright Ben Jonson said, “One that is taught only by themself has a fool for a master.”

SouthAsianBuoy: 12. The History of the Two Maids of More-clack, by Robert Armin. Edited by Richard Preiss  13. The Fair Maid of the Exchange, by Anonymous. Edited by Genevieve Love  14. Eastward Ho, by George Chapman, Ben Jonson, and John Marston. Edited by Katherine Schaap Williams

ProfShakespeare: 2. This is the only surviving autograph manuscript in which Jonson copied not his own but others’ poems. That he gifted Alleyn two poems on a “happy life” suggests they celebrate Alleyn’s retirement from acting and the success of his charitable foundation:

C_Redford_: Ah, a Finals dream. Not had one of those in a while. What am I going to say about Ben Jonson’s masques? It doesn’t matter BECAUSE IT ALL HAPPENED 15 YEARS AGO.

Tahamedur: Published on YouTube: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson | Act 3 | Dramatic Reading | Full Audio Books for Free | Audible

Tahamedur: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson | Act 3 | Dramatic Reading | Full Audio Books for Free | Audible

Page_Upon_Page: Studies in Ben Jonson (Published: 1913) Full text:

chinnypanda_: True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice. -Ben Jonson KYLExRAFA HKMViralVideo

JamesLeyland3: Leo Digges: -referred to Shakespeare in his NEVer NEVer note, 1613 -kinsman to very famous NEVill -wrote a verse for Shakespeare's 1st Folio -pal of Ben Jonson (ALL the 1st Folio poets were pal's of Nevill's pal Jonson).

Iceberge13: Benny J: Rest in soft peace, and, ask'd, say, "Here doth lie/ Ben Jonson his best piece of poetry." For whose sake henceforth all his vows be such,/ As what he loves may never like too much.

hesanaughtyboy: History Ben Jonson English playwright and poet Born 1572 died 1637 Killed a man in a duel and escaped capital punishment by pleading "benefit of clergy " he wss able to read from the Latin Bible. He is also the one who Penned "curiosity killed the cat".

holland_tom: St James Palace stood on the site of a leper hospital that Henry VIII took over after the dissolution of the monasteries. Mary I died in the palace, & Elizabeth held court here. It was the setting for several of Ben Jonson’s masques.

ReadingWritings: All you fat vulgar reactionaries owe Ben Jonson royalties

Tahamedur: Published on YouTube: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson | Act 3 | Dramatic Reading | Full Audio Books for Free | Audible

Tahamedur: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson | Act 3 | Dramatic Reading | Full Audio Books for Free | Audible

bospencer17: Sadie is not interested in Ben Jonson

aumaa778: "Our whole life is like a play. "Ben Jonson""

HourlyFactBot: Playwright and contemporary of Shakespeare Ben Jonson avoided being hanged for killing a man in a duel by citing "Benefit of Clergy," as he could read the Bible in Latin.

HajiHassanA: " To speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk but a wise man speaks." Ben Jonson

billywhufc_: David Ben Jonson is a defender don’t go defensive early unless it’s to replace Arthur

Tahamedur: Published on YouTube: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson | Act 2 | Dramatic Reading | Full Audio books Free

Tahamedur: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson | Act 2 | Dramatic Reading | Full Audio books Free



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