Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Every Man In His Humour

Cover image for

Download


Author: Ben Jonson
Published: 1598
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,105 / 147 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,206
mnybks.net#: 4032
Genre: Drama
Excerpt

ells us that he took no degree, but was later "Master of Arts in both the universities, by their favour, not his study." When a mere youth Jonson enlisted as a soldier, trailing his pike in Flanders in the protracted wars of William the Silent against the Spanish. Jonson was a large and raw-boned lad; he became by his own account in time exceedingly bulky. In chat with his friend William Drummond of Hawthornden, Jonson told how "in his service in the Low Countries he had, in the face of both the camps, killed an enemy, and taken opima spolia from him;" and how "since his coming to England, being appealed to the fields, he had killed his adversary which had hurt him in the arm and whose sword was ten inches longer than his." Jonson's reach may have made up for the lack of his sword; certainly his prowess lost nothing in the telling. Obviously Jonson was brave, combative, and not averse to talking of himself and his doings.

In 1592, Jonson returned from abroad penniless. Soon after he married, almost a

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

John Pearce
John Pearce spends half of the year writing at home in Sarasota, Florida.
Read full interview...