Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Great Regulars: [Ben] Jonson's concluding lines reject

physical excess, including, perhaps, the drunken insult regretted the morning after. But the poem's deeper thrust is against political excess, and the acts of treachery which "affright/The liberty that we'll enjoy tonight."

Inviting a Friend to Supper

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Inviting a Friend to Supper by Ben Jonson


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