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    Ben Jonson - A Song

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    Ben Jonson - A Song - O, Do Not Wanton With Those Eyes - Read by David Barnes

    A Song
    by Ben Jonson (1572-1637)

    O, do not wanton with those eyes,
    Lest I be sick with seeing;
    Nor cast them down, but let them rise,
    Lest shame destroy their being.

    O, be not angry with those fires,
    For then their threats will kill me;
    Nor look too kind on my desires,
    For then my hopes will spill me.

    O, do not steep them in thy tears,
    For so will sorrow slay me;
    Nor spread them as distract with fears;
    Mine own enough betray me.