Drink today…

Drink today, and drown all sorrow;
You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow;
Best, while you have it, use your breath;
There is no drinking after death.

– Ben Jonson


born in Westminster, London, England, The United Kingdom, June 01, 1572
died: August 06, 1637
gender: male
genre: Poetry, Literature & Fiction

Benjamin Jonson was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets. A house in Dulwich College is named after him.



3 thoughts on “Drink today…

  1. June 11, 1572: Ben Jonson was born 441 years ago today.

  2. I’m thinking, if I did drink, I would have drowned my sorrows a loooong time ago already!!

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