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XVII. TO THE LEARNED CRITIC.
May others fear, fly, and traduce thy name,
As guilty men do magistrates ; glad I,
That wish my poems a legitimate fame,
Charge them, for crown, to thy sole censure hie.
And but a sprig of bays, given by thee,
Shall outlive garlands, stol'n from the chaste tree.
Jonson, Ben. The Works of Ben Jonson.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Co., 1853. 786.
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