Ben Jonson

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Noun1.Ben Jonson - English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)Ben Jonson - English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
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One of the most learned of the group was George Chapman, whose verse has a Jonsonian solidity not unaccompanied with Jonsonian ponderousness.
After the Restoration, though it did not survive in the Jonsonian shape early modern scholars tend to be familiar with, the country house poem persisted as a popular genre of epideictic description.
In the Hymanaei comment we also can recognize the distinctly Jonsonian concern for authorial control over text, so it should not be remarkable to find the same sensibilities and textual effects in the 1604 quarto.
It is an unusual moment of "grace" for a Jonsonian fool.
In fact, her performance would be lost to the historical record, were she not fulfilling a rhetorical purpose for a letter writer intent on conveying just how little he thought of the Jonsonian masque.
Do they signify Whiggery "as a Jonsonian or Shadwellian 'humour' " (195), as Susan Owen comments on Sir Barnaby Whigg, or, surprisingly, its opposite, royalism, as suggested by one of the characters with regard to Sir Lawrence's oath (90)?
The notorious Jonsonian epithet of "small Latin, and less Greek" with his tongue in his sleeve, was to rather denounce Shakespeare for his lack of self-consciousness as a writer and his sense of morality than his lack of classical education proper.
Though personations can only ever be traced at what Matthew Steggle terms "the level of very plausible guesswork," a hitherto unnoticed Jonsonian shadow flickers throughout Shoemaker's Holiday.
Furthermore, the Jonsonian definition for 'waste'--'desolate; uncultivated' ground--is pejorative, though 'heath-cowl'd' presents boggy terrain within a more picturesque frame.
5) The Yeatsian occasional poem is, in fact, a fusion of these two modes: the Jonsonian verse epistle and the Coleridgean conversation poem.
The Jonsonian record, then, despite its ampleness, does not tell as much as it promises about the man himself.
She reads Hesperides as a print memorial to Jonsonian scribal communities, with their "convivial rituals" (102) predicated on social and literary ties between author and reader.