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Ben Jonson

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

Poems of Ben Jonson

61. So Breaks The Sun 4/9/2010
62. Song from The Silent Woman 4/9/2010
63. Song To Celia - I 4/9/2010
64. Song to Celia II 4/9/2010
65. Song To Diana 4/9/2010
66. Song: from Cynthia's Revels 4/9/2010
67. Song: To Cynthia 4/9/2010
68. Still to be Neat 11/21/2014
69. That Women Are But Men's Shadows 4/9/2010
70. The Alchemist 4/9/2010
71. The Alchemist: Prologue 4/9/2010
72. The Hourglass 3/7/2012
73. The Metamorphosed Gypsies (excerpt) 4/9/2010
74. The New Cry 4/9/2010
75. The Noble Balm 4/9/2010
76. The Noble Nature 4/9/2010
77. The Short Fear 4/9/2010
78. The Speech 4/9/2010
79. The Speeches of Gratulations 4/9/2010
80. The Thames At Mortlake 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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