To Celia - Ben Jonson

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Ben Jonson - To Celia - Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes - Read by Bramwell Fletcher

To Celia
by Ben Jonson (1572-1637)

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.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove's nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.

I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honouring thee
As giving it a hope, that there
It could not withered be.
But thou thereon didst only breathe,
And sent'st it back to me;
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear,
Not of itself, but thee.

1 comment

Beautiful words...!!! I know, I heard them in some film I have seen years ago. But, I am not able
to remember the name of this film which were those words used in. PLEASE!! Could anybody
help me?? I need it for my new book I write. Thank you much!!!
By gargulkaD 4 years ago