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Ben Jonson, The Poetry Of (Audiobook)

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Read by Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe & Gideon Wagner (Unabridged: 1hr 2mins)

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson was born in June, 1572. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays; Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, and his equally accomplished lyric poems.

A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, including time in jail and a penchant for switching faiths, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets.

In 1616 Jonson was appointed by King James I to receive a yearly pension of £60 to become what is now recognised as the post of the first official Poet Laureate.   

He died on the 6th of August, 1637 at Westminster and is buried in the north aisle of the nave at Westminster Abbey.

master of both playwriting and poetry his reputation continues to endure and reach a new audience with each succeeding generation.

 

In this compilation - 

01 - Ben Jonson - An Introduction
02 - To Celia by Ben Jonson
03 - Cynthia's Revels, Queen and Huntress, Chaste and Fair by Ben Jnoson
04 - An Elegy by Ben Jonson
05 - Perfect Beauty by Ben Jonson
06 - A Celebration of Charis - IV - Her Triumph by Ben Jonson
07 - His Excuse For Loving by Ben Jonson
08 - A Sonnet to the Noble Lady, the Lady Mary Wroth by Ben Jonson
09 -  Still To Be Neat by Ben Jonson
10 - To Mary Lady Wroth by Ben Jonson
11 - The Hourglass by Ben Jonson
12 - My Picture Left In Scotland by Ben Jonson
13 - To Penshurst by Ben Jonson
14 - The Thames At Mortlake by Ben Jonson
15 - Epigram LXV - To My Muse by Ben Jonson
16 - Ode To Himself - Come Leave Thy Loathed Stage by Ben Jonson
17 - An Ode To Himself by Ben Jonson
18 - To All to Whom I Wirte by Ben Jonson
19 - To My Lord Ignorant by Ben Jonson
20 - On Playwright by Ben Jonson
21 - A Fit of Rhyme Against Rhyme by Ben Jonson
22 - On Poet-Ape by Ben Jonson
23 - To The Reader by Ben Jonson
24 - Epigram XXIII - To John Donne by Ben Jonson
25 - To Fine Grand by Ben Jonson
26 - Inviting A Friend To Supper by Ben Jonson
27 - Hymn to the Belly by Ben Jonson
28 - On Gut by Ben Jonson
29 - Epigram IV - To King James by Ben Jonson
30 - On English Monsieur by Ben Jonson
31 - In the Person of Womankind by Ben Jonson
32 - Song. That Women Are But Men's Shadows by Ben Jonson
33 -  On My First Daughter by Ben Jonson
34 -  On My First Son by Ben Jonson
35 - Carol by Ben Jonson
36 - The Masque Of Christmas by Ben Jonson
37 - The Alchemist by Ben Jonson
38 - The Noble Nature by Ben Jonson
39 -  Epigram LXXX - Of Life And Death by Ben Jonson
40 -  To the Memory of My Beloved Master William Shakespeare and What He hath Left Us by Ben Jonson
41 - To Heaven by Ben Jonson
42 - A Hymn to God The Father by Ben Jonson

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