poet Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick

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His Request To Julia

Julia, if I chance to die
Ere I print my poetry,
I most humbly thee desire
To commit it to the fire:
Better 'twere my book were dead,
Than to live not perfected.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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