Ben, 1573?–1637, English dramatist and poet.
Contemporary Examples

Every chapter is headed with a brief quote from a Jacobean revenge tragedy by the likes of Webster, Kyd, or Jonson.
Speed Read: J.K. Rowling Pens Another Winner With ‘The Silkworm’ Malcolm Jones June 12, 2014

“We started doing this because we want to save lives,” Jonson says.
‘Please Don’t Die!’: The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops Michael Daly December 21, 2014

Former devotees, including Jonson, describe a mental conditioning.
The Fugitive Guru Ben Crair June 20, 2011

“I never felt like I was advancing and, the way the teachings worked, the blame was always put on us,” Jonson says.
The Fugitive Guru Ben Crair June 20, 2011

“In a flash, everything came crashing down on me at once,” Jonson says.
The Fugitive Guru Ben Crair June 20, 2011

Historical Examples

It is only in this degradation of sordid misery that he is shown to us in the Alchemist of Jonson.
Amenities of Literature Isaac Disraeli

All men—Spenser as well as Jonson—found him gentle and witty, gay and generous.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris

I am reluctant to think that Jonson was the falsest and meanest of snobs.
Shakespeare, Bacon and the Great Unknown Andrew Lang

And he may have had one in Jonson; at least he thought he had.
Parodies of Ballad Criticism (1711-1787) William Wagstaffe

In this point Mr. Symonds seems to us unjust towards Jonson.
A Critic in Pall Mall Oscar Wilde

Ben. 1572–1637, English dramatist and poet, who developed the “comedy of humours”, in which each character is used to satirize one particular humour or temperament. His plays include Volpone (1606), The Alchemist (1610), and Bartholomew Fair (1614), and he also wrote court masques


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