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Here lies Jonson with the rest
Of the poets; but the best.
Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy;
My sin was too much hope of thee, loved boy.
Many were the wit-combates betwixt him and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great Gallion, and an English man of War; ...
Gascoigne, Ben Jonson, Greville, Raleigh, Donne,
Poets who wrote great poems, one by one,
What heaven-entreated heart is this
Stands trembling at the gate of bliss;
He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him.
Where we such clusters had,
As made us nobly wild, not mad;
When I a verse shall make,
Know I have prayed thee,
For old religion's sake,
Saint Ben, to aid me.
Have you seen but a bright lily grow
Before rude hands have touch'd it?
Let it not your wonder move,
Less your laughter, that I love.
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