Jonson is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Ben Jonson (circa 1572-1637), English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor
  • Gail Jonson (born 1965), former medley and butterfly swimmer
  • Mattias Jonson (born 1974), Swedish professional football player

Famous quotes containing the word jonson:

    Do but consider this small dust, here running in the glass,
    By atoms moved.
    Could you believe that this the body was
    Of one that loved?
    And in his mistress’ flame playing like a fly,
    Turned to cinders by her eye?
    Yes, and in death as life unblest,
    To have’t expressed,
    Even ashes of lovers find no rest.
    —Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    Wise child, didst hastily return
    And mad’st thy mother’s womb thine urn.
    How summed a circle didst thou leave mankind
    Of deepest lore, could we the center find!
    —Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    Not lived; for life doth her great actions spell,
    By what was done and wrought
    In season, and so brought
    To light: her measures are, how well
    Each syllab’e answered, and was formed how fair;
    These make the lines of life, and that’s her air.
    —Ben Jonson (1572–1637)