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Jonson's chair

Posted by: CEWBJ Team 8 years, 6 months ago

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There's an interesting piece in the Guardian by Charles Nicholl, examining John Aubrey's reference to the 'studying chair' in which Jonson liked to work. He shows that Aubrey probably saw it at Robert Wilson's 'tippling-house' in the Strand, named the Ben Jonson's Head, and that it was a 'lipwork' chair, constructed from coils of wheat-straw. For a picture of such a chair, and other fascinating details, see <http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/jul/04/trail-ben-jonson-writing-chair>.

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