Quotation by Ben Jonson

This made you first to know the Why
You liked, then after to apply
That liking; and approach so one the tother,
Till either grew a portion of the other;
Each styled by his end,
The copy of his friend.
Ben Jonson (1572–1637), British dramatist, poet. To the Immortal Memory and Friendship of That Noble Pair, Sir Lucius Cary and Sir Henry Morison (l. 107–112). . .

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