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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Ben Jonson's "Inviting a Friend to Supper"

Unpleasant weather continues here in Boston (this weekend delivered the trifecta of snow, rain, and ice), and even hardened and hardy New Englanders agree that the last few weeks have been miserable. 585 more words

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Volpone’s Song to Celia

This week’s poem is from Volpone, by Ben Jonson, a biting, hilarious satire set in Venice about a man undone by his own greed and lust, who undoes a good many others in the process – and has some rather wicked fun on the way (though not as much as he intends). 1,124 more words

Poetry

The Story of the Sonnets, for Valentine's Day

This is the transcript of a presentation I gave on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at the Presidio Officers’ Club, as part of the Presidio Trust Heritage Program. 5,698 more words

Shakespeare

Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes - The Martha Stewart Show - 2006

Title  Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
Composer  Ben Jonson, John Wall Callcott
Live at  The Martha Stewart Show (Season #1, Episode #125)
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A 17th Century British Writer Weighs In on the Brady-Manning Conversation

“But he is always great when some great occasion is presented to him; no man can say he ever had a fit subject for his wit and did not then raise himself as high above the rest.” –John Dryden on Shakespeare… 691 more words

Poetry

E nós sabemos,...

… que os “versos vivos” têm de ser “suados e malhados na bigorna das musas”