Ben Jonson's son

IB English B: Ben Jonson's son

There are things in life which are hard to bear. That is a very simple, even obvious, statement, but if we take the words literally they point at experiences which are appalling to contemplate. What a parent may feel on the death of a child is one of those experiences - the sense of a loss so intimate, so personal, and so irreparable is hard to imagine. In 1603, Ben Jonson and his wife lost their seven year old son...


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