Ben Jonson

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

Ben Jonson Poems

41. Song from The Silent Woman 4/9/2010
42. So Breaks The Sun 4/9/2010
43. Simplex Munditiis 4/9/2010
44. Queen and Huntress 4/9/2010
45. Preconception 4/9/2010
46. Praeludium 4/9/2010
47. Porth Ceiriad Bay 4/9/2010
48. Opening Doors 4/9/2010
49. On Something, That Walks Somewhere 4/9/2010
50. On Salathiel Pavy 4/9/2010
51. On Poet-Ape 3/7/2012
52. On My First Son 1/20/2003
53. On My First Daughter 4/9/2010
54. On Lucy, Countess of Bedford 4/9/2010
55. On Giles and Joan 4/9/2010
56. On Elizabeth L. H. 4/9/2010
57. On Don Surly 4/9/2010
58. On A Robbery 3/7/2012
59. Of Life And Death 4/9/2010
60. Ode upon the Censure of his New Inn 4/9/2010

On My First Son

Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy;
My sin was too much hope of thee, lov'd boy.
Seven years thou'wert lent to me, and I thee pay,
Exacted by thy fate, on the just day.
O, could I lose all father now! For why
Will man lament the state he should envy?
To have so soon 'scap'd world's and flesh's rage,
And, if no other misery, yet age?
Rest in soft peace, and, ask'd, say here doth lie

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