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Poem by Ben Jonson


On a Robbery


RIDWAY robb'd DUNCOTE of three hundred pound,
Ridway was ta'en, arraign'd, condemn'd to die;
But, for this money, was a courtier found,
Begg'd Ridway's pardon: Duncote now doth cry,
Robb'd both of money, and the law's relief,
'The courtier is become the greater thief.' 



Ben Jonson


Ben Jonson's other poems:
  1. A Hymn to God the Father
  2. Venus' Runaway
  3. The Noble Balm
  4. Living By
  5. Porth Ceiriad Bay


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