Ben Jonson

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TILTER, the most may admire thee, though not I ;
And thou, right guiltless, may'st plead to it,
             Why ?
For thy late sharp device.  I say 'tis fit
All brains, at times of triumph, should run wit :
For then our water-conduits do run wine ;
But that's put in, thou'lt say.  Why, so is thine.

[AJ Notes:
put in...thine, playing on two different definitions of "put in":
        first, "interjected", second, "stored away". ]

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

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