Treasure Island

Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Poems of Robert Herrick

281. UPON TEARS 12/31/2002
282. UPON THE DETRACTER 12/31/2002
283. UPON THE LOSS OF HIS MISTRESSES 12/31/2002
284. Upon The Nipples Of Julia's Breast 1/13/2003
285. UPON TIME 12/31/2002
286. UPON WRINKLES 12/31/2002
287. WANT 12/31/2002
288. What Kind Of Mistress He Would Have 12/31/2002
289. WHEN HE WOULD HAVE HIS VERSES READ 12/31/2002
290. WHY FLOWERS CHANGE COLOUR 12/31/2002
291. WlT PUNISHED PROSPERS MOST 12/31/2002
292. WRITING 12/31/2002

PRAY AND PROSPER

First offer incense; then, thy field and meads
Shall smile and smell the better by thy beads.
The spangling dew dredged o'er the grass shall be
Turn'd all to mell and manna there for thee.
Butter of amber, cream, and wine, and oil,
Shall run as rivers all throughout thy soil.
Would'st thou to sincere silver turn thy mould?
--Pray once, twice pray; and turn thy ground to gold.

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