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:

    Language most shews a man: Speak, that I may see thee.
    —Ben Jonson (c. 1572–1637)

    Slow, slow, fresh fount, keep time with my salt tears;
    Yet slower yet, oh faintly gentle springs:
    List to the heavy part the music bears,
    “Woe weeps out her division when she sings.”
    Droop herbs and flowers;
    Fall grief in showers;
    “Our beauties are not ours”:
    Oh, I could still,
    Like melting snow upon some craggy hill,
    Drop, drop, drop, drop,
    Since nature’s pride is, now, a withered daffodil.
    —Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    Drink to me only with thine eyes,
    And I will pledge with mine;
    Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
    And I’ll not look for wine.
    —Ben Jonson (c. 1572–1637)