I'm rather under the weather today and will be missing a Christmas lunch. Not happy about that - some of these people this is the only time I see them. But what can you do? I am a firm believer that germs do not need to be shared! LOL
Ben Jonson from his play Volpone.
Come, My Celia, Let Us Prove
Come, my Celia, let us prove
While we may the sports of love;
Time will not be ours forever,
He at length our good will sever.
Spend not then his gifts in vain.
Suns that set may rise again,
But if once we lost this light,
'Tis with us perpetual night.
Why should we defer our joys?
Fame and rumor are but toys.
Cannot we delude the eyes
Of a few poor household spies?
Or his easier ears beguile,
So removed by our wile?
'Tis no sin love's fruit to steal,
But the sweet theft to reveal:
To be taken, to be seen
These have crimes accounted been.
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