Hugh MacLean (essay date 1964)
SOURCE: "Ben Jonson's Poems: Notes on the Ordered Society," in Essays in English Literature from the Renaissance to the Victorian Age, edited by Millar MacLure and F. W. Watt, University of Toronto Press, 1964, pp. 43-68.
[In the following essay, MacLean discusses Jonson 's poems as observations on civilized society, stressing friendship between good men, the ideal relationship between prince and poet, and the social actions befitting the ruling class.]
"The reputation of Jonson," Mr. Eliot once remarked, "has been...
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