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ISBN: 0300028288
Author: George Parfitt,George A. E. Parfitt,Ben Jonson
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press; Reprint. edition (May 1982)
Pages: 634
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
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Ben Jonson (Author), George Parfitt (Introduction) "Poor Poet-Ape that would be thought our chief, Whose works are e'en the frippery of wit, From brocage is become so bold a thief, As we the robbed.

Ben Jonson (Author), George Parfitt (Introduction). Poor Poet-Ape that would be thought our chief, Whose works are e'en the frippery of wit, From brocage is become so bold a thief, As we the robbed, leave rage, and pity it.

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Ben Jonson, George Parfitt. The Complete Poems contains all the volumes of poetry Jonson published in his lifetime - including Epigrams, The Forest and Underwoods - alongside a wide variety of his other poems collected after his death.

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The Complete Poems contains all the volumes of poetry Jonson published in his lifetime - including Epigrams, The Forest and Underwoods - alongside a wide variety of his other poems collected after his death.

He became a court poet and masque writer to James I in collaboration with Inigo Jones and is best remembered for his .

He became a court poet and masque writer to James I in collaboration with Inigo Jones and is best remembered for his comedy plays Volpene, The Alchemist, and Bartholemew Fair. He was appointed City Chronologer in 1628, holding the post until his death in 1637. Home · Poets · Poems · Books · Contact.

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By Ben Jonson Introduction by George Parfitt. About The Complete Poems. His adoption of classical ideals was combined with a vigorous interest in contemporary life and a strong faith in native idiom. By Ben Jonson Introduction by George Parfitt. Category: Poetry Literary Collections Literary Criticism. Within the urbane elegance of his verse forms he contrived a directness and energy of statement clearly related to colloquial speech, and this characteristic fusion of restraint and vitality gave to the seventeenth-century lyric its most distinctive quality.

His adoption of classical ideals was combined with a vigorous interest in contemporary life and a strong faith in native idiom. Within the urbane elegance of his verse forms he contrived a directness and energy of statement clearly related to colloquial speech, and this characteristic fusion of restraint and vitality gave to the seventeenth-century lyric its most distinctive quality. As well as the entire body of Jonson's non-dramatic verse, extensively annotated, this edition contains many of the songs from his plays and masques and his translation of 'Horace, of the Art of Poetry'. His 'Conversations with Drummond', which adds much to our sense of the man, appears as an Appendix, as does 'Discoveries'; together they shed valuable light on Jonson's poetic theory and practice.

Comments:

Xal
I prefer Ben Jonson's more intimate, personal work to Shakespeare's more grand. This is a very nice collection. The paper is cheap, unfortunately, and will yellow eventually. But that is quite common with poetry these days. That's too bad, as I figure most people buying poetry will be keeping it for a long time. But, if the choice is that or nothing, I'll take it.
Saberblade
A classic. Ben Jonson was Shakespeare's contemporary, and The Bard's friend. Every person who is a reader should have this book.
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Recently I bought this book because of my growing interest in the authorship of Shakespeare.

Born in 1572, his father, a clergyman died before he was born. His mother remarried a bricklayer. He is the one poet that we can state with absolute certainty knew Shakespeare. We know because, among things Shakespeare is listed as an actor in several of his plays, and there is an interview he gives where he talks about Shakespeare in this book. He wrote a Eulogy to him in Shakespeare's First Folio.

Jonson is a rather paradoxical character who could give and take away a compliment in the same breath, or in a different breath. In 1616 he wrote a poem called On Poet Ape, sometimes known as Epigram 56, published in 1616 the year of Shakespeare's death.

"Poor Poet-Ape that would be thought our chief,
Whose works are e'en the frippery of wit,
From brocage is become so bold a thief,
As we the robbed, leave rage, and pity it.
At first he would make low shifts, would pick and glean,
Buy the reversion of old plays; now grown
To a little wealth and credit in the scene
He takes up all, makes each man's wit his own...
..He marks not whose 'twas first: and after-times
May judge it to be his..

Contrast that with his eulogy in 1623 where he

calls Shakespeare the Soul of the Age, and starre of Poets, and the famous line
"Though little had he Latin and Less Greek,", and Starre of Poets, seems sarcastic when one considers that he wrote a play.

Other than that I am astounded by the amount of poems that he wrote. He include a very touching poem to his son who died at the age of seven. He refers to someone called the great writer, who does not wish to be revealed. People have speculated who this great writer is. Some people speculated Chapman, but Chapman is mentioned by name in another poem. Jonson was paid to make alterations to Richard Crookback, yet in one of his poems he commends the writer of the Richard play.

He also alludes to Marlowe as Kit Cobbler. In 1616 the year of Shakespeare's death he received a pension from King James.

Jonson at one time was sentenced to death for murder and managed to escape by a loophole called benefit of clergy, because he was able to speak latin, colloquially referred to as neck-verse.

If you are interested in this era and Jonson in particular, this is a great resource, and Jonson is clearly one the top poets of the era. Many of the poets of the era unfortunately died very young. The average life expectancy at the time was 35 on account of the plague, the pox and many other perils.

I think you will love it, and I hope this was helpful.

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