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On My First Son

On My First Son

by Ben Jonson

Family Quotes

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Quote #4

"[…] Here doth lie
Ben Jonson his best piece of poetry" (9-10)

The speaker refers to his son and the author at the same time (Ben Jonson). In a way, the fact that the same name could refer to two people, at least for a moment, suggests how closely knit a family the speaker perceives them to have been.

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