Not much is known about the life of Hieronim Morsztyn. Born in an Arian family and orphaned early, he was brought up by his uncle Samuel Łaski, royal secretary, and educated at the Jesuit college in Braniewo. He was also associated with the magnates' courts in Lublin and Wilno.
Morsztyn's major works are Worldly Pleasure (1606), Matrimonial Appetisers (1650), and Compendium, a collection of over three hundred poems, written between 1606 and 1613, but never published. In his trifles and songs, Morsztyn praised the beauty of the world, contrasting it with the burden of sin and with eternal bliss.