Ben Jonson

(11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637 / London / England)

Poems of Ben Jonson

21. Epode 4/9/2010
22. Evening: Barents Sea 4/9/2010
23. For a Girl in a Book 4/9/2010
24. from........Witches' Song 4/9/2010
25. Gypsy Songs -new- 12/26/2014
26. Have You Seen But A Bright Lily Grow 4/9/2010
27. His Excuse for Loving 1/20/2003
28. His Supposed Mistress 3/7/2012
29. I: Why I Write Not To Love 4/9/2010
30. III: To Sir Robert Wroth 4/9/2010
31. In the ember days of my last free summer 4/9/2010
32. In The Person Of Womankind 4/9/2010
33. Inviting a Friend to Supper 4/9/2010
34. IV: To The World 4/9/2010
35. IX: Song: To Celia 4/9/2010
36. Living by 4/9/2010
37. Love-All 4/9/2010
38. My Picture Left in Scotland 1/20/2003
39. Natural Progress 4/9/2010
40. Nine stages towards Knowing 4/9/2010

His Excuse for Loving

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 loved as old again.
And it is not always face,
Clothes, or fortune gives the grace,
Or the feature, or the youth;

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