Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Robert Herrick Quotes

    His Sailing From Julia

    When that day comes, whose evening says I'm gone
    Unto that watery desolation;
    Devoutly to thy Closet-gods then pray,
    That my wing'd ship may meet no Remora.
    Those deities which circum-walk the seas,
    And look upon our dreadful passages,
    Will from all dangers re-deliver me,
    For one drink-offering poured out by thee,
    Mercy and Truth live with thee! and forbear,

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