Ben Jonson

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Standard Name: Jonson, Ben

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death Cicely Bulstrode
She was buried two days later, on 6 August 1609. At least two of her former detractors, Jonson and Donne , wrote verse commemorations after her death.
death Edmund Spenser
ES , poet, died in King Street, Westminster, London. Ben Jonson 's claim that he starved to death has not generally been believed.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Jane Cavendish
As a young man William Cavendish developed an interest in literature (through Ben Jonson ) and the visual and performance arts. At Bolsover Castle he created a Renaissance version of a medieval castle, full of...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Jane Cavendish
The earl spent something over £4,000 on this visit, which was reported as such an excess of feasting, as had never before been known in England. The aged Ben Jonson wrote for it The King's...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
Mary Sidney's father, Sir Henry Sidney , was Lord President of the Council of the Marches of Wales when she was born.
Hannay, Margaret P. Philip’s Phoenix: Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke. Oxford University Press, 1990.
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He later became Lord Deputy of Ireland. The Sidneys (the family whom...
Family and Intimate relationships Cicely Bulstrode
Despite the eminent respectability of these friends, the unmarried CB acquired a reputation for promiscuity. Poems by Sir John Roe and Ben Jonson , and a letter from John Donne , make casual charges connecting...
Friends, Associates Lady Mary Wroth
LMW performed in The Masque of Blacknesse, which Ben Jonson had written to accommodate the queen 's desire for herself and her ladies to represent black women.
Lewalski, Barbara Kiefer. Writing Women in Jacobean England. Harvard University Press, 1993.
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Roberts, Josephine A., and Lady Mary Wroth. “Introduction and Notes”. The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, Louisiana State University Press, 1983, pp. 3 - 75, 219.
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Friends, Associates Lady Mary Wroth
LMW appeared in Jonson 's Masque of Beauty, with the same twelve companions as in his Masque of Blacknesse.
Lewalski, Barbara Kiefer. Writing Women in Jacobean England. Harvard University Press, 1993.
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Roberts, Josephine A., and Lady Mary Wroth. “Introduction and Notes”. The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, Louisiana State University Press, 1983, pp. 3 - 75, 219.
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Friends, Associates Lady Mary Wroth
Jonson dedicated to LMWThe Alchemist (which had been first performed in 1610), calling her The Grace, and Glory of women.
Roberts, Josephine A., and Lady Mary Wroth. “Introduction and Notes”. The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, Louisiana State University Press, 1983, pp. 3 - 75, 219.
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English Short Title Catalogue.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Jonson
Intertextuality and Influence Ellen Mary Clerke
The text opens with several Ballads of the Sea,
Clerke, Ellen Mary. The Flying Dutchman, and Other Poems. W. Satchell, 1881.
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which include the title poem and the patriotic Eastward Ho! During the Russo-Turkish War. The latter's allusion to Kingsley 's Westward Ho! (apart...
Literary responses Lady Jane Cavendish
Starr pronounced in 1931: As a literary production, The Concealed Fansyes is practically without value.He noted its general and specific indebtedness to Ben Jonson , asserted a likeness between its pair of brothers and...
Literary responses Cicely Bulstrode
During CB 's lifetime Ben Jonson attacked her by calling her both a fool and a whore. After her death, both he and John Donne eulogized her morals and also her wit.
Occupation Algernon Charles Swinburne
Poems and Ballads appeared in 1866. This highly controversial collection, following closely on the heels of two successful plays, firmly established his literary reputation. He published an illustrated book of literary criticism, William Blake ...
Occupation Lady Anne Clifford
LAC performed (with Lady Mary Wroth ) in Ben Jonson 's Masque of Beauty.
Katherine Acheson , editor of LAC 's early diaries, dates this performance 1609.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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Spence, Richard T. Lady Anne Clifford, Countess of Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery. Sutton Publishing, 1997.
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Occupation Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
The Countess of Pembroke's patronage was marked by eulogies and dedications (more than thirty) from many writers, including Ben Jonson , Nicholas Breton , and Samuel Daniel . Daniel later told her elder son that...

Timeline

September 1598
Ben Jonson 's earliest well-known comedy, Every Man in His Humour, was first performed, with a cast that included Richard Burbage and William Shakespeare .
1609-10
Ben Jonson 's comedyEpicœne, or The Silent Woman was first performed.
1 November 1614
Ben Jonson 's comedyBartholomew Fair was performed before James I , to whom it was dedicated, by the Lady Elizabeth's Servants .
November 1616
Ben Jonson published his Works, including (unconventionally) nine plays, as well as masques and two poetry collections.
August 1667
John Dryden published An Essay of Dramatick Poesie, bearing the title-page date of 1668.