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Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson

Full Name: Benjamin Jonson

Born: c. June 11, 1572
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 6, 1637

Occupation: Playwright and Poet
Profile: Best known for Volpone.

Number of Quotes: 3

Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I'll not look for wine.

Greatness of name in the father oft-times helps not forth but over-whelms the son; they stand too near one another, the shadow kills the growth. So much, that we see the grandchild come more and oftener to be heir.

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

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