by Ben Jonson

Consider this small dust, here in the glass,
            By atoms moved :
Could you believe that this the body was
            Of one that loved ;
And in his mistress' flame playing like a fly,
Was turned to cinders by her eye :
Yes ; and in death, as life unblest,
            To have't exprest,
Even ashes of lovers find no rest.

3D Model of Hourglass by Sabrina Lueck
3D Model of Hourglass by Sabrina Lueck

Jonson, Ben. The Works of Ben Jonson, vol. 3.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1910. 262-4.

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