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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume VI. Fancy.  1904.
 
Poems of Fancy: I. The Imagination
Fantasy
Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
 
From “The Vision of Delight”

BREAK, Fantasy, from thy cave of cloud,
  And spread thy purple wings,
Now all thy figures are allowed,
  And various shapes of things;
Create of airy forms a stream,        5
It must have blood, and naught of phlegm;
And though it be a waking dream,
  Yet let it like an odor rise
    To all the senses here,
  And fall like sleep upon their eyes,        10
    Or music in their ear.
 
 
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