1847 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Ben Jonson

Edward Farr, in Select Poetry, chiefly sacred, of the Reign of King James the First (1847) xxii.



The principal works of this celebrated author are masques, comedies, tragedies, etc., but he wrote a few pieces of religious poetry, which are of a very high order. Jonson was born in 1574, and died in 1637.