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What about Ben Jonson?

Why should William Shakespeare get all the attention? Here is my interpretation of Ben Jonson’s famous poem.

Celia with my interpretation in italics.

Drinke to me, onely, with thine eyes, 398 more words

Poems

Ben Jonson's "The Sad Shepherd; or, a Tale of Robin Hood" (1641)

Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was England’s first poet laureate, and is generally regarded as England’s second most important playwright after William Shakespeare.

Major works of his include: 604 more words

18th Century

Ben Jonson's "The Sad Shepherd; or, a Tale of Robin Hood" (1641)

Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was England’s first poet laureate, and is generally regarded as England’s second most important playwright after William Shakespeare.

Major works of his include: 604 more words

18th Century

Tradition and Form in Renaissance Tragedy

In his essay, Tradition and the Individual Talent, T.S. Eliot advises that ‘art never improves’ even if the ‘material of art’ is never quite the same. 939 more words

The semicolon

This semicolon tattoo belongs to writer Sarah, who is a self-professed ‘grammar and punctuation nerd’. As many more people should be.

The early semicolon
The first printed semicolon that we know of was in De Aetna, a folio written by an Italian called Pietro Bembo, and printed by his compatriot Aldo Manuzio (1449-1515 – Aldus Manutius is the Latinised version of his name) in 1495/6. 404 more words

Aldus Manutius

The Significance of Humoural Theory in Early Modern Drama

When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern arrive at Court in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the character Hamlet comments (in regards to the theatrical entertainments to be performed) that ‘the Humorous Man shall end his part in peace’ (2.2, 320). 1,997 more words

Astrology

Still to be Neat

Still to be Neat, still to be drest

Still to be neat, still to be drest,
As you were going to a feast;
Still to be powder’d, still perfum’d: 84 more words

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