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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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E_hadaway: “if you meet robert herrick on the road, box him”
Katefangman: john williams waterhouse also painted the related gather ye rosebuds in 1908, referencing the robert herrick poem “to the virgins, to make much of time”.
Welfordwrites: to daffodils, a poem by robert herrick. this poem makes an interesting contrast to the much later and better-known poem by wordsworth. click the link!
S_trivedi7: gather ye rosebuds while ye may (robert herrick)
S_eliz_b: car trouble really derailed this morning, but a pop of beauty got me back on track. "new things succeed, as former things grow old." from robert herrick's "ceremonies for candlemas eve."
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John Milton Poem
 by John Milton

Part of an entertainment presented to the Countess Dowager of
Darby at Harefield, by som Noble persons of her Family, who
appear on the Scene in pastoral habit, moving toward the seat
of State with this Song.


Look Nymphs, and Shepherds look,

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