Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount
by Ben Jonson
Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
When he was 45 years old, Jonson walked all the way from London to Scotland, the land of his ancestors. Here's hoping he packed some moleskin.
Jonson and his wife got into some hot water for not participating in the Anglican Church (the Church of England).
Jonson's plays landed him in the clinker several times over the course of his long career.
Jonson was a good friend of Shakespeare. Or were they fierce rivals?
Jonson hung out at a tavern called The Mermaid Tavern, which had its fair share of famous guests. Other frequenters of the tavern included John Donne, Sir Walter Raleigh, Robert Herrick, and William Shakespeare. It burned down in the Great Fire of London in 1666.