Ben Jonson

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When men a dangerous disease did 'scape,
Of old, they gave a cock to Æsculape :
Let me give too, that doubly am got free ;
From my disease's danger, and from thee.

[ AJ Notes:
   l.3    Too, two. ]
Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691). Rooster & Hens.
Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691). Rooster & Hens.
From CGFA.

Jonson, Ben.  The Works of Ben Jonson.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Co., 1853. 786.

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