Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson

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United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Blaneys Last Directions

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It is usualfor people in this country(out of pretended respectbut rather from an impertinent curiosity)to desire to seepersonsafter they aredead
It is my earnest request that no personon any pretence whatevermay be permitted to see mycorpsebu...
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IX Song To Celia

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Drink to me, only, with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kisse but in the cup, And Ile not look for wine
The thirst, that from the soule doth rise, Doth aske a drink divine:
But might I of Jove's Nectar sup, I wou...
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To My Book

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It will be looked for, book, when some but see Thy title,
Epigrams, and named of me,
Thou should'st be bold, licentious, full of gall, Wormwood and sulphur, sharp and toothed withal,
Become a petulant thing, hurl ink and wit As madm...
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On Giles and Joan

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Who says that Giles and Joan at discord be
Th' observing neighbors no such mood can see
Indeed, poor Giles repents he married ever,   But that his Joan doth too
And Giles would
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Preconception

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I have no children:
But tonight a poem came in which a small child, my daughter, appeared at the door of a half-lit room where late one night I wrote at a heavy desk
And though interruption was hardly welcome I took her to myself, just a...
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On Lucy Countess of Bedford

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This morning, timely rapt with holy fire,
I thought to form unto my zealous Muse   What kind of creature I could most desire,
To honour, serve, and love; as poets use
I meant to make her fair, and free, and wise,
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A Celebration of Charis I His Excuse for Loving

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Let it not your wonder move, Less your laughter, that I love
Though I now write fifty years, I have had, and have, my peers; Poets, though divine, are men, Some have lov'd as old again
And it is not always face, Clothes, or fortune, give...
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