Fortune to a Harlequin

by John Cunningham

John Cunningham


From my favour, sense rejected,
Fools by Fortune are protected:
Fortune, Harlequin! hath found you,
Happiness will hence surround you.

Should a thousand ills enclose you,
Quick contrivance this bestows you!
Valour makes the fair adore you;
This shall drive your foes before you.

Gold's the mighty source of pleasure!
Take this purse of magic treasure;
Go — for while my gifts befriend you,
Joy and jollity attend you.

Last updated January 14, 2019