Ben Jonson quotes

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Have you seen but a bright lily grow
Before rude hands have touch'd it?
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Let it not your wonder move,
Less your laughter, that I love.
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Rhyme, the rack of finest wits,
That expresseth but by fits
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Hear me, O God!
A broken heart,
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Blueness doth express trueness.
Though beautie be the marke of praise,
And yours of whom I sing be such
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And since our Daintie age,
Cannot indure reproofe,
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Buz, quoth the blue fly,
Hum, quoth the bee,
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The owl is abroad, the bat and the toad,
And so is the cat-a-mountain;
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With pictures full, of wax and of wool,
Their livers I stick with needles quick;
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