Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Robert Herrick Quotes

    Upon Julia's Recovery

    Droop, droop no more, or hang the head,
    Ye roses almost withered;
    Now strength, and newer purple get,
    Each here declining violet.
    O primroses! let this day be
    A resurrection unto ye;
    And to all flowers allied in blood,
    Or sworn to that sweet sisterhood.
    For health on Julia's cheek hath shed