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Follow a shadow, it still flies you,
Seem to fly, it will pursue:
So court a mistress, read more

Follow a shadow, it still flies you,
Seem to fly, it will pursue:
So court a mistress, she denies you;
Let her alone, she will court you.
Say are not women truly, then,
Styled but the shadows of us men?

by Ben Jonson Found in: Shadows Quotes,
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I am grieved that it should be said he is my brother, and take these courses. Well, as he brews, read more

I am grieved that it should be said he is my brother, and take these courses. Well, as he brews, so shall he drink, for George again. Yet he shall hear on't, and tightly, too, an' I live, i'faith.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Brothers Quotes,
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And so to tread
As if the wind, not she, did walk;
Nor prest a flower, nor read more

And so to tread
As if the wind, not she, did walk;
Nor prest a flower, nor bow'd a stalk.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Footsteps Quotes,
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--They write here one Cornelius--Son
Hath made the Hollanders an invisible eel
To swim the haven at read more

--They write here one Cornelius--Son
Hath made the Hollanders an invisible eel
To swim the haven at Dunkirk, and sink all
The shipping there.
--But how is't done?
--I'll show you, sir.
It is automa, runs under water
With a snug nose, and has a nimble tail
Made like an auger, with which tail she wriggles
Betwixt the costs of a ship and sinks it straight.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Navigation Quotes,
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Her treading would not bend a blade of grass,
Or shake the downy blow-ball from his stalk!

Her treading would not bend a blade of grass,
Or shake the downy blow-ball from his stalk!

by Ben Jonson Found in: Footsteps Quotes,
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I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.
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I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.
. . . .
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Trees Quotes,
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Hang sorrow, care 'll kill a cat.

Hang sorrow, care 'll kill a cat.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Sorrow Quotes,
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Yet the best pilots have need of mariners, besides sails, anchor
and other tackle.

Yet the best pilots have need of mariners, besides sails, anchor
and other tackle.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Navigation Quotes,
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Small Latin, and less Greek.

Small Latin, and less Greek.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Linguists Quotes,
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All concord's born of contraries.

All concord's born of contraries.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Variety Quotes,
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