Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Poems of Robert Herrick

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