- Ben,1573?–1637, English dramatist and poet.
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On the fly-leaf are memoranda of Wesleyan and Jonsonian anecdotes which Buckle had evidently made for his own use.Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers
William Edward Winks
Even the word "humour" seems to have been employed in the Jonsonian sense by Chapman before Jonson's use of it.Volpone; Or, The Fox
Mr. Greenwood, it is proper to say, does not seem to be satisfied that he has solved what he calls “the Jonsonian riddle.”Shakespeare, Bacon and the Great Unknown
- Ben. 1572–1637, English dramatist and poet, who developed the "comedy of humours", in which each character is used to satirize one particular humour or temperament. His plays include Volpone (1606), The Alchemist (1610), and Bartholomew Fair (1614), and he also wrote court masques