Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

To His Book - Poem by Robert Herrick

Make haste away, and let one be
A friendly patron unto thee;
Lest, rapt from hence, I see thee lie
Torn for the use of pastery;
Or see thy injured leaves serve well
To make loose gowns for mackarel;
Or see the grocers, in a trice,
Make hoods of thee to serve out spice.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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