Ben Jonson

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What two brave perils of the private sword
     Could not effect, nor all the Furies do,
That self-divided Belgia did afford ;
     What not the envy of the seas reach'd to,
The cold of Mosco, and fat Irish air,
     His often change of clime, though not of mind,
What could not work ; at home, in his repair
     Was his blest fate, but our hard lot to find.
Which shews, wherever death doth please t'appear,
     Seas, sérenes, swords, shot, sickness, all are there.


Jonson, Ben.  The Works of Ben Jonson.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Co., 1853. 787.

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