The Metamorphosed Gypsies
Ben Jonson, The workes of Benjamin Jonson (London: R. Bishop, sold by A. Crooke, 1640). STC 14754. stc Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto). Also British Library copy as microfilmed in English Books 1475-1640. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms. P & R 14754 * 20250
1The fairy beam upon you,
2The stars to glister on you;
3 A moon of light
4 In the noon of night,
6The wheel of fortune guide you,
8 Run aye in the way
9 Till the bird of day,
10And the luckier lot betide you.
11To the old, long life and treasure,
12To the young, all health and pleasure;
13 To the fair, their face
14 With eternal grace,
15And the soul to be lov'd at leisure.
16To the witty, all clear mirrors,
17To the foolish, their dark errors;
18 To the loving sprite,
19 A secure delight;
20To the jealous, his own false terrors.
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RPO poem Editors:
N. J. Endicott