Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Anthea's Retractation - Poem by Robert Herrick

Anthea laugh'd, and, fearing lest excess
Might stretch the cords of civil comeliness
She with a dainty blush rebuked her face,
And call'd each line back to his rule and space.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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