Ben Jonson

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COURTLING, I rather thou should'st utterly
Dispraise my work, than praise it frostily :
When I am read, thou feign'st a weak applause,
As if thou wert my friend, but lack'dst a cause.
This but thy judgment fools : the other way
Would both thy folly and thy spite betray.


Jonson, Ben.  The Works of Ben Jonson.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Co., 1853. 789.

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