Ben Jonson

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Lord, how is GAMESTER chang'd !  his hair close cut,
His neck fenced round with ruff, his eyes half shut !
His clothes two fashions off, and poor !  his sword
Forbid his side, and nothing, but the word,
Quick in his lips !  Who hath this wonder wrought?
The late ta'en bastinado.  So I thought.
What several ways men to their calling have !
The body's stripes, I see, the soul may save.


Jonson, Ben.  The Works of Ben Jonson.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Co., 1853. 786-787.

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