Ben Jonson

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

Poems of Ben Jonson

101. X: And Must I Sing? 4/9/2010
102. XI: Epode 4/9/2010
103. XII: Epistle To Elizabeth Countesse Of Rutland 4/9/2010
104. XIII: Epistle: To Katherine, Lady Aubigny 4/9/2010
105. XV: To Heaven 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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