Bartholomew Fair

Bartholomew Fair: A Comedy
by Ben Jonson

This work is respelled from the original, but otherwise intact. To read the text in early modern English, as it was originally published, see Bartholmew Fayre.

Si foret in terris, rideret Democritus: nam spectaret populum ludis attentius ipsis, ut sibi praebentem, mimo spectacula plura. Scriptores autem narrare putaret assello fabellam surdo.

—Hor. lib. 2. Epist. I.