Quotation by Ben Jonson

And since our Daintie age,
Cannot indure reproofe,
Make not thy selfe a Page,
To that strumpet the Stage,
But sing high and aloofe,
Safe from the wolves black jaw, and the dull Asses hoofe.
Ben Jonson (1572–1637), British dramatist, poet. An Ode: To Himselfe (l. 31–36). . .

The Complete Poems [Ben Jonson]. George Parfitt, ed. (1988) Penguin.
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