Quotation by Ben Jonson

Slow, slow, fresh fount, keep time with my salt tears;
Yet slower yet, oh faintly gentle springs:
List to the heavy part the music bears,
"Woe weeps out her division when she sings."
Droop herbs and flowers;
Fall grief in showers;
"Our beauties are not ours":
Oh, I could still,
Like melting snow upon some craggy hill,
Drop, drop, drop, drop,
Since nature's pride is, now, a withered daffodil.
Ben Jonson (1572–1637), British dramatist, poet. Slow, slow, fresh fount, keep time with my salt tears (l. 1–11). . .

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