The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick Volume 2

The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick Volume 2

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... up by the hope of rest. LEPROSIE IN CLOATHES. When flowing garments I behold, Enspir'd with purple, pearle, and gold; I think no other, but I see In them a glorious leprosie, That do's infect, and make the rent More mortall in the vestiment. As flowrie vestures doe descrie The wearer's rich immodestie; So plaine and simple cloathes doe show Where vertue walkes, not those that flow. UPON BUGGINS. Buggins is drunke all night; all day he sleepes; This is the levell-coyle that Buggins keeps. GREAT MALADIES, LONG MEDICINES. To an old soare a long cure must goe on; Great faults require great satisfaction. HIS ANSWER TO A FRIEND. You aske me what I doe, and how I live? And, noble friend, this answer I must give: Drooping, I draw on to the vaults of death, O're which you'l walk when I am laid beneath. THE BEG6ER. Shall. I a daily begger be, For love's sake asking almes of thee? Still shall I crave, and never get A hope of my desired bit? Ah, cruell maides! I'le goe my way; Whereas, perchance, my fortunes may Find out a threshold or a doore, That may far sooner speed the poore: Where thrice we knock, and none will heare, Cold comfort still I'm sure lives there. Bastards. Our bastard children are but like to plate, Made by the coyners illegitimate. HIS CHANGE. My many cares, and much distress, Has made me like a wilderness; Or, discompos'd, I'm like a rude, And all confused multitude; Out of my comely manners worne, And as in meanes, in minde all torne. THE VISION. Methought I saw, as I did dreame in bed, A crawling vine about Anacreon's head; Flusht was his face, his haires with oyle did shine, And as he spake, his mouth ranne ore with wine; Tipled he was, and tipling, lispt withall, And lisping reeld, and reeling, like to fall. A young enchantresse...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497996
  • 9781236497994