Ben Jonson's "An Execration upon Vulcan" is an excellent example of how the poet blended classical styles with those of seventeenth-century England. Written after Jonson's library burned, the poem cursing the Vulcan God is a subtle satire of classical and Elizabethan forms as well as the popular literature of Jonson's day.
"Curse upon a God,"
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