On My First Daughter Summary & Analysis by Ben Jonson

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"On My First Daughter" is an elegy written by the English poet and playwright Ben Jonson. The poem was first published in Jonson's 1616 folio, but it was most likely written in 1593 after the death of Jonson's first child, Mary. In the poem, the speaker expresses his grief over his infant daughter's tragically early death and attempts to find comfort in Christian beliefs about heaven.

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