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By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

Our present tears here, not our present laughter Are but the handsells of our joys hereafter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

And as this round (ring) is nowhere found to flaw, or else to sever. So let our love as endless prove and pure as gold forever.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

But here's the sunset of a tedious day, These two asleep are; I'll but be undrest, And so to bed. Pray wish us all good rest.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

It is an active flame that fliesFirst to the babies in the eyes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

For pitty, Sir, find out that Bee Which bore my Love away I'le seek him in your Bonnet brave, I'le seek him in your eyes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold; New things succeed, as former things grow old.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

A winning wave, (deserving note.) In the tempestuous petticote, A careless shoe-string, in whose tye I see a wilde civility,-- Doe more bewitch me than when art Is too precise in every part.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Here a pretty Baby lies Sung asleep with Lullabies: Pray be silent, and not stirre The easie earth that covers her.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

When a daffadill I see, Hanging down his head towards me, Guess I may, what I must be: First, I shall decline my head; Secondly, I shall be dead: Lastly, safely buryed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

Who covets more is evermore a slave.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

T is the will that makes the action good or ill.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

We credit most our sight; one eye doth please Our trust farre more than ten eare-witnesses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

A careless shoe string, in whose tie I see a wilde civility.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robert Herrick

Tumble me down, and I will sit Upon my ruines (smiling yet:) Teare me to tatters; yet I'le be Patient in my necessitie. Laugh at my scraps of cloathes, and shun Me, as a fear'd infection: Yet scarre-crow-like I'le walk as one, Neglecting thy derision.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

Some asked me where the rubies grew, And nothing I did say; But with my finger pointed to The lips of Julia.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

Show me thy feet, show me thy legs, thy thighs Show me those fleshy principalities; Show me that hill where smiling love doth sit, Having a living fountain under it; Show me thy waist, then let me there withal, By the ascension of thy lawn, see all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more: A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on, To make that thousand up a million. Treble that million, and when that is done, Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

The first act's doubtful, but we say, it is the last commends the play.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

Tis not the food, but the content, That makes the table's merriment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

Like will to like, each creature loves his kind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

Tears are the noble language of eyes, and when true love of words is destitute. The eye by tears speak, while the tongue is mute.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

Welcome, maids of honor, You doe bring In the spring, And wait upon her.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

Those Saints, which God loves best, The Devil tempts not least.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

Tis hard to find God, but to comprehend Him, as He is, is labour without end.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score: Then to that twenty, add a hundred more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

A SWEET disorder in the dress Kindles in clothes a wantonness : A lawn about the shoulders thrown Into a fine distraction : An erring lace which here and there Enthrals the crimson stomacher : A cuff neglectful, and thereby Ribbons to flow confusedly : A winning wave (deserving note) In the tempestuous petticoat : A careless shoe-string, in whose tie I see a wild civility : Do more bewitch me than when art Is too precise in every part.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Before man's fall the rose was born,St. Ambrose says, without the thorn;But for man's fault then was the thornWithout the fragrant rose-bud born; But ne'er the rose without the thorn.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

A little saint best fits a little shrine, A little prop best fits a little vine, As my small cruse best fits my little wine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

When one is past, another care we have; Thus woe succeeds a woe, as wave a wave.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robert Herrick

Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

Tears are the noble language of the eye.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

In vain our labours are, whatsoe'er they be, unless God gives the Benediction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

You say to me-wards your affection's strong; Pray love me little, so you love me long.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

But ne'er the rose without the thorn.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Fain would I kiss my Julia's dainty leg, Which is as white and hairless as an egg.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Herrick

Bashfulnesse Of all our parts, the eyes expresse The sweetest kind of bashfulnesse.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

I dare not ask a kiss; I dare not beg a smile; Lest having that or this, I might grow proud the while. No, no, the utmost share Of my desire shall be Only to kiss that air, That lately kissed thee.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Go to your banquet then, but use delight So as to rise still with an appetite.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

I'll write, because I'll give - You critics means to live; For should I not supply - The cause, the effect would die

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Cherry-ripe, ripe, ripe, I cry, Full and fair ones; come and buy. If so be you ask me where They do grow, I answer: There, Where my Julia's lips do smile; There's the land, or cherry-isle, Whose plantations fully show All the year where cherries grow.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

Lord, 'tis Thy plenty-dropping hand That soils my land, And giv'st me for my bushel sowne Twice ten for one. All this, and better, Thou dost send Me, to this end, That I should render, for my part, A thankful heart.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Fight thou with shafts of silver, and o'ercome When no force else can get the masterdom

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Gather ye rosebuds, while ye may.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

Men are suspicious; prone to discontent: Subjects still loathe the present Government.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

Rise and put on your foliage, and be seen To come forth, like the spring-time, fresh and green, And sweet as Flora. Take no care For jewels for your gown or hair Fear not; the leaves will strew Gems in abundance upon you Besides, the childhood of the day has kept, Against you come, some orient pearls unwept. Come, and receive them while the light Hangs on the dew-locks of the night And Titan on the eastern hill Retires himself, or else stands still Till you come forth! Wash, dress, be brief in praying Few beads are best when once we go a-Maying.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Herrick

Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a flying: And this same flower that smiles to day, Tomorrow will be dying.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Herrick

That age is best which is the first When youth and blood are warmer.