Ben Jonson


The Gypsies Metamorphosed

To the old, long life and treasure ;
To the young, all health and pleasure ;
            To the fair, their face
            With eternal grace ;
And the soul to be loved at leisure.
To the witty, all clear mirrors,
To the foolish their dark errors ;
            To the loving sprite,
            A secure delight :
To the jealous his own false terrors.

The Songs and Poems of Ben Jonson.
London: Philip Allan & Co., 1924. 82.

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