Ben Jonson

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

A Farewell to the World


FALSE world, good night! since thou hast brought
That hour upon my morn of age;
Henceforth I quit thee from my thought,
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  • Rookie Celia Warren (7/22/2013 1:58:00 AM)

    This reads so modern. Ben Jonson obviously reached 'grumpy old man' stage before he died aged 65! Stanzas 4-5 ring so true today in 2013. (Report) Reply

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