Hesperides, Or, the Works Both Humane and Divine of Robert Herrick Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...Mir. True, these are the least. But, dear Amintas and sweet Amarillis, Rest but a while here by this bank of lillies, And lend a gentle eare to one report The country has. Amint. From whence? Amor, From whence? Mir. The court. Three dayes before the shutting in of May, (With whitest wool be ever crown'd that day!) To all our joy, a sweet-fac't child was borne, More tender then the childhood of the Morne. Chor. Pan pipe to him, and bleats of lambs and sheep Let lullaby the pretty prince asleep! Mirt, And that his birth sho'd be more singular, At noone of day was scene a silver star, Bright as the wise-men's torch which guided them To God's sweet babe, when borne at Bethlehem; While golden angels (some have told to me) Sung out his birth with heav'nly minstralsie. Amint. O rare! But is't a trespasse if we three Sho'd wend along his baby-ship to see? Mir. Not so, not so. Chor. But if it chance to prove At most a fault, 'tis but a fault of love. Qu. A fault, at most 1 Amar. But, deare Mirtillo, I have heard it told, Those learned men brought incense, myrrhe, and gold, From countries far, with store of spices sweet, And laid them downe for offrings at his feet. Mirt. 'Tis true indeed; and each of us will bring Unto our smiling and our blooming king, A neat, though not so great an offering. Amar. A garland for my gift shall be, Of flowers ne'er suckt by th'theeving bee, And all most sweet; yet all lesse sweet then he. Amint. And I will beare along with you Leaves dropping downe the honeyed dew, With oaten pipes, as sweet as new. Mirt. And I a sheep-hook will bestow, To have his little king-ship know, As he is prince, he's shepherd too. Chor. Come let's away, and quickly let's be drest, And quickly give: the swiftest grace is best. And when before him...
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