On My First Son
On My First Son Family Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
"[…] 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.