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Jonson

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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Ian Wright, prosecuting, said Jonson gave officers his passwords, and they were able to access his extensive chat history on the Skype video messaging service.
Jonson Clarke-Harris (left) made contact with Mansfield, says Steve Evans
But Jonson's carefully-researched Roman spectacle, I argue, had an unexpected theatrical afterlife that reveals a second way in which English theatre engaged with the idea of paganism.
Ben Jonson was William Shakespeare's contemporary, yet Jonson's plays did not earn as much acclaim as Shakespeare's plays did.
Jonson scored 18 points while Pons Saavedra also made a big difference with 14 points and seven boards.
Judgment, the ability to distinguish substance from illusion and appropriately assess that substance's moral and ethical value, was a lifelong preoccupation of Jonson's.
Furthermore, Jonson said, the proliferation of bond ETFs, as well as the general focus on income creation for retirement have also supported the increased cash going into bonds.
"It just means the pressure will be on Jonson more than me.
This fascinating account of the three occasions on which the poet's coffin was opened problematizes everything about Jonson's body from the position of his burial to the identity and whereabouts of his skull and the color of his hair--and makes it easy to understand why Shakespeare, if it was he, wrote the four lines cursing anyone who moved his bones.
If we take The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations as a rough guide to literary fame, Shakespeare is represented by over 1,800 entries, Alexander Pope by 175, Jonson by a modest 54.
Jonson's early efforts have not survived, but Every Man in his Humour (1598) was a hit, and the quarto (The Author B.I.) appeared in 1601.
He's warned -- or threatened -- by Jonson that he's done and should abandon his dual careers while he still can.