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«Drink today, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow; Best, while you have it, use your breath; There is no drinking after death»
Author: Ben Jonson (Dramatist, Poet) | About: Drinking | Keywords: after death, drown
«Queen and huntress, chaste and fair, / Now the sun is laid to sleep, / Seated in thy silver chair, / State in wonted manner keep: / Hesperus entreats thy light, / Goddess, excellently bright.»
«True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.»
Author: Ben Jonson (Dramatist, Poet) | Keywords: multitude
«Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine»
Author: Ben Jonson (Dramatist, Poet) | Keywords: pledge
«Follow a shadow, it still flies you,Seem to fly it, it will pursue.So court a mistress, she denies you;Let her alone, she will court you.Say, are not women truly, thenStyled but the shadows of us men?»
«There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.»
Author: Ben Jonson (Dramatist, Poet) | Keywords: prisoner
«They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.»
«A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house»
Author: Ben Jonson (Dramatist, Poet) | About: Women | Keywords: careless
«She is Venus when she smiles; / But she's Juno when she walks, / And Minerva when she talks.»
Author: Ben Jonson (Dramatist, Poet) | Keywords: Juno, Minerva, Venus
«Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.»
Author: Ben Jonson (Dramatist, Poet) | About: Art, Ignorance

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