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Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637)
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The tumultuous life of Ben Jonson began in London on June 11, 1572. His clergyman father died before he was born, but his mother remarried to a bricklayer. Jonson attended Westminster School before joining his stepfather in the bricklaying trade.

Bricklaying did not suit Jonson, so after a stint in the army he joined a theatre company run by Philip Henslowe. Misfortune dogged him in his new profession, and Jonson was arrested for acting in a seditious satire called The Isle of Dogs.

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All concord's born of contraries.
- Ben Jonson
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