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Ben Jonson was a distinguished contemporary of William Shakespeare. He was at the height of his powers during the reign of James 1 and is considered to be one of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods most successful writers. This recognition extended to his "informal" appointment as the first poet laureate.

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Cunningham, John E., 1965, 'Ben Jonson', in Elizabethan and early Stuart drama, Evans Brothers, London, pp.56-72.

Page, Geoff, ed, 2006, 'Ben Jonson (1572-1637) 'Come, my Celia, Let us prove' from Volpone, in 80 great poems: from Chaucer to now', UNSW, Sydney, pp.45-48.

Partridge, Edward B., 1974, 'Ben Jonson: the makings of the dramatist (1596-1502), in Elizabethan theatre, Edward Arnold, pp. 221-244.

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