Ben Jonson — English Poet born on June 11, 1572, died on August 06, 1637

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson was an English playwright, poet, actor and literary critic of the 17th century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour, Volpone, or The Foxe, The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fayre: A Comedy and for his lyric poetry; he is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I... (wikipedia)

In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.

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