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Song to Celia ("Drink to me only with thine eyes")
Song to Celia ("Drink to me only with thine eyes")
by Ben Jonson

Song to Celia ("Drink to me only with thine eyes") Allusions & Cultural References

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Philostratus, Letter XXIV (1-4)
  • Philostratus, Letter XXV (5-6)
  • Philostratus, Letter XXX (9-12)
  • Philostratus, Letter XXXI (13-16)

Historical References

  • Lady Mary Wroth – It is not known for certain if Celia is Lady Mary Wroth, but many scholars think she is. Check out "In a Nutshell" for more on Wroth.
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