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  • His Confession
    Look how our foul days do exceed our fair;
    And as our bad, more than our good works are,
    E'en so those lines, pen'd by my wanton wit,
    Treble the number of these good I've writ. ...
  • What God Is
    God is above the sphere of our esteem,
    And is the best known, not defining Him.

  • Love Me Little, Love Me Long
    You say, to me-wards your affection's strong;
    Pray love me little, so you love me long.
    Slowly goes far: the mean is best: desire,
    Grown violent, does either die or tire....
  • Health
    Health is no other, as the learned hold,
    But a just measure both of heat and cold.

  • Upon Brock. Epig
    To cleanse his eyes, Tom Brock makes much ado,
    But not his mouth, the fouler of the two.
    A clammy rheum makes loathsome both his eyes:
    His mouth, worse furr'd with oaths and blasphemies....
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Sweet 156 Love 121 I Love You 121 Good 113 Live 91 Long 88 Bring 84 Great 70 Kiss 63 Crown 62

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  • No_way_but_this: delight in disorder robert herrick - 1591-1674 a sweet disorder in the dresse kindles in cloathes a wantonnesse: a lawne about the shoulders thrown into a fine distraction: an erring lace, which here and there enthralls the crimson stomacher: a cuffe neglectfull, and thereby
  • No_way_but_this: the argument of his book robert herrick - 1591-1674 i sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers, of april, may, of june, and july flowers. i sing of maypoles, hock carts, wassails, wakes, of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes.
  • Dieterselten: good poem. thanks for sharing. it is sort of hard to pick at details, of any sort of classical format poetry. herrick though religious(not my cup of tea)wrote"delight in disorder", which is congruent with my beliefs.
  • Melaniejaxn: gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old time is still a-flying; and this same flower that smiles today. tomorrow will be dying. -robert herrick
  • Davidoshelton: fair daffodils, we weep to see you haste away so soon; as yet the early-rising sun has not attained his noon. stay, stay until the hasting day has run but to the evensong; and, having prayed together, we will go with you along -- robert herrick
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Vain Hope
 by Ernest Dowson

Sometimes, to solace my sad heart, I say,
Though late it be, though lily-time be past,
Though all the summer skies be overcast,
Haply I will go down to her, some day,
And cast my rests of life before her feet,
That she may have her will of me, being so sweet
And none gainsay!


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