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AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

samrat747: TO PRIMROSES FILLED WITH MORNING DEW by Robert Herrick Why do ye weep, sweet babes? can tears Speak grief in you, Who were but born just as the modest morn Teem'd her refreshing dew? Alas, you have not known that shower -

samrat747: UPON THE LOSS OF HIS MISTRESSES by Robert Herrick I have lost, and lately, these Many dainty mistresses:-- Stately Julia, prime of all; Sapho next, a principal: Smooth Anthea, for a skin -

samrat747: Miseries by Robert Herrick Though hourly comforts from the gods we see, No life is yet life-proof from misery. -

samrat747: UPON A CHILD by Robert Herrick Here a pretty baby lies Sung asleep with lullabies; Pray be silent, and not stir Th' easy earth that covers her. -

samrat747: Epitaph upon a Child that died by Robert Herrick HERE she lies, a pretty bud, Lately made of flesh and blood: Who as soon fell fast asleep As her little eyes did peep. Give her strewings, but not stir The earth that lightly covers her. -

litcharts: New guide! Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

samrat747: LOSS FROM THE LEAST by Robert Herrick Great men by small means oft are overthrown; He's lord of thy life, who contemns his own. -

samrat747: A Ring Presented to Julia by Robert Herrick Julia, I bring To thee this Ring. Made for thy finger fit; To shew by this, That our love is (Or sho'd be) like to it. -

samrat747: To the Western Wind by Robert Herrick SWEET western wind, whose luck it is, Made rival with the air, To give Perenna's lip a kiss, And fan her wanton hair: Bring me but one, I'll promise thee, Instead of common showers, Thy wings shall be embalm'... -

samrat747: THE WIDOWS' TEARS; OR, DIRGE OF DORCAS by Robert Herrick Come pity us, all ye who see Our harps hung on the willow-tree; Come pity us, ye passers-by, Who see or hear poor widows' cry; Come pity us, and bring your ears And eyes to pity widows' tear... -

samrat747: TO DEATH by Robert Herrick Thou bidst me come away, And I'll no longer stay, Than for to shed some tears For faults of former years; And to repent some crimes Done in the present times; -

samrat747: Departure of the Good Daemon by Robert Herrick What can I do in poetry, Now the good spirit's gone from me? Why, nothing now but lonely sit And over-read what I have writ. -

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

samrat747: THE HEART by Robert Herrick In prayer the lips ne'er act the winning part Without the sweet concurrence of the heart. -

samrat747: A HYMN TO VENUS AND CUPID by Robert Herrick Sea-born goddess, let me be By thy son thus graced, and thee, That whene'er I woo, I find Virgins coy, but not unkind. Let me, when I kiss a maid, Taste her lips, so overlaid With love's sirop, that I ma... -

samrat747: A PANEGYRIC TO SIR LEWIS PEMBERTON by Robert Herrick Till I shall come again, let this suffice, I send my salt, my sacrifice To thee, thy lady, younglings, and as far As to thy Genius and thy Lar; To the worn threshold, porch, hall, parlour, kitch... -

samrat747: HIS WISH TO PRIVACY by Robert Herrick Give me a cell To dwell, Where no foot hath A path; There will I spend, And end, My wearied years In tears. -

samrat747: HOW PANSIES OR HEARTS-EASE CAME FIRST by Robert Herrick Frolic virgins once these were, Overloving, living here; Being here their ends denied Ran for sweet-hearts mad, and died. Love, in pity of their tears, And their loss in blooming years, For t... -

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

libraryleah: To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

herrick_ethan: Listen to Robert

samrat747: ON LOVE by Robert Herrick Love's of itself too sweet; the best of all Is, when love's honey has a dash of gall. -

samrat747: Rewards by Robert Herrick Still to our gains our chief respect is had ; Reward it is that makes us good or bad -

samrat747: The Wounded Cupid by Robert Herrick Cupid as he lay among Roses, by a Bee was stung. Whereupon in anger flying To his Mother, said thus crying; Help! O help! your Boy's a dying. And why, my pretty Lad, said she? -

samrat747: TO THE MAIDS, TO WALK ABROAD by Robert Herrick Come, sit we under yonder tree, Where merry as the maids we'll be; And as on primroses we sit, We'll venture, if we can, at wit; If not, at draw-gloves we will play, So spend some minutes of the day; ... -

samrat747: The Good-night or Blessing by Robert Herrick Blessings in abundance come To the bride and to her groom ; May the bed and this short night Know the fulness of delight ! Pleasure many here attend ye, And, ere long, a boy love send ye, Curled and com... -

samrat747: On Julia's Voice by Robert Herrick So smooth, so sweet, so silv'ry is thy voice, As, could they hear, the Damned would make no noise, But listen to thee (walking in thy chamber) melting melodious words to Lutes of Amber -

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

seedstreet: Traitor Robert E. Lee owned a lot of property. Due to his treason, much of his family's estate became what is now the Arlington National Cemetery. Trump's got lots of property that could be seized as lawful forfeiture for his insurrection last Wednesday. Just a thought.

travisakers: Robert Keith Packer has been released on a personal recognizance bond. The "Camp Auschwitz" man was given an order to remain outside of Washington, D.C. and to appear at a virtual hearing next week. This, ladies and gentlemen, is white privilege.

samrat747: TO THE ROSE: SONG by Robert Herrick Go, happy Rose, and interwove With other flowers, bind my Love. Tell her, too, she must not be Longer flowing, longer free, That so oft has fetter'd me. -

samrat747: UPON TEARS by Robert Herrick Tears, though they're here below the sinner's brine, Above, they are the Angels' spiced wine. -

samrat747: THE FAIRIES by Robert Herrick If ye will with Mab find grace, Set each platter in his place; Rake the fire up, and get Water in, ere sun be set. Wash your pails and cleanse your dairies, Sluts are loathsome to the fairies; Sweep your house; Who do... -

samrat747: TO THE WILLOW-TREE by Robert Herrick Thou art to all lost love the best, The only true plant found, Wherewith young men and maids distrest And left of love, are crown'd. -

samrat747: Another by Robert Herrick HERE a pretty baby lies Sung asleep with lullabies: Pray be silent and not stir Th' easy earth that covers her. -

samrat747: THE APRON OF FLOWERS by Robert Herrick To gather flowers, Sappha went, And homeward she did bring Within her lawny continent, The treasure of the Spring. -

samrat747: His Litany to the Holy Spirit by Robert Herrick In the hour of my distress, When temptations me oppress, And when I my sins confess, Sweet Spirit comfort me! -

samrat747: UPON JULIA'S VOICE by Robert Herrick When I thy singing next shall hear, I'll wish I might turn all to ear, To drink-in notes and numbers, such As blessed souls can't hear too much Then melted down, there let me lie Entranced, and lost confusedly;... -

samrat747: THE CHANGES: TO CORINNA by Robert Herrick Be not proud, but now incline Your soft ear to discipline; You have changes in your life, Sometimes peace, and sometimes strife; You have ebbs of face and flows -

samrat747: BARLEY-BREAK; OR, LAST IN HELL by Robert Herrick We two are last in hell; what may we fear To be tormented or kept pris'ners here I Alas! if kissing be of plagues the worst, We'll wish in hell we had been last and first. -

samrat747: A HYMN TO BACCHUS by Robert Herrick Bacchus, let me drink no more! Wild are seas that want a shore! When our drinking has no stint, There is no one pleasure in't. I have drank up for to please Thee, that great cup, Hercules. Urge no more; and ther... -

samrat747: Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick A sweet disorder in the dress Kindles in clothes a wantonness: A lawn about the shoulders thrown Into a fine distraction-- -

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!

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

iwvcr: “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

samrat747: TO BLOSSOMS by Robert Herrick Fair pledges of a fruitful tree, Why do ye fall so fast? Your date is not so past, But you may stay yet here a-while, To blush and gently smile; And go at last. -

samrat747: SAFETY ON THE SHORE by Robert Herrick What though the sea be calm? Trust to the shore; Ships have been drown'd, where late they danced before -

samrat747: UPON LOVE by Robert Herrick A crystal vial Cupid brought, Which had a juice in it: Of which who drank, he said, no thought Of Love he should admit. -

samrat747: FOUR THINGS MAKE US HAPPY HERE by Robert Herrick Health is the first good lent to men; A gentle disposition then: Next, to be rich by no by-ways; Lastly, with friends t' enjoy our days. -

samrat747: LOVERS HOW THEY COME AND PART by Robert Herrick A Gyges ring they bear about them still, To be, and not seen when and where they will; They tread on clouds, and though they sometimes fall, They fall like dew, and make no noise at all: So silently ... -

samrat747: Another Grace For A Child by Robert Herrick Here a little child I stand Heaving up my either hand; Cold as paddocks though they be, Here I lift them up to Thee, For a benison to fall On our meat, and on us all. Amen. -

RRRJournal: As these lines from Robert Herrick show, these assumptions have a history that transcend the long-nineteenth century.

samrat747: THE SUCCESSION OF THE FOUR SWEET MONTHS by Robert Herrick First, April, she with mellow showers Opens the way for early flowers; Then after her comes smiling May, In a more rich and sweet array; Next enters June, and brings us more Gems than those... -

samrat747: A MEDITATION FOR HIS MISTRESS by Robert Herrick You are a Tulip seen to-day, But, Dearest, of so short a stay, That where you grew, scarce man can say. -

samrat747: CRUTCHES by Robert Herrick Thou see'st me, Lucia, this year droop; Three zodiacs fill'd more, I shall stoop; Let crutches then provided be To shore up my debility: Then, while thou laugh'st, I'll sighing cry, A ruin underpropt am I: -

samrat747: LOVE, WHAT IT IS by Robert Herrick Love is a circle, that doth restless move In the same sweet eternity of Love. -

samrat747: BURIAL by Robert Herrick Man may want land to live in; but for all Nature finds out some place for burial. -

samrat747: THE SHOWER OF BLOSSOMS by Robert Herrick Love in a shower of blossoms came Down, and half drown'd me with the same; The blooms that fell were white and red; But with such sweets commingled, -

levistahl: Robert Herrick.

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

andrewl5059: Herrick’s Blossoms, Charles Conder, 1888, inspired by 17C poet Robert Herrick’s mediation on transience: What! Were ye born to be An hour or half's delight And so to bid good night? 'Twas pity Nature brought you forth Merely to show your worth And lose you quite

samrat747: Litany to the Holy Spirit by Robert Herrick IN the hour of my distress, When temptations me oppress, And when I my sins confess, Sweet Spirit, comfort me! -

samrat747: ORPHEUS by Robert Herrick Orpheus he went, as poets tell, To fetch Eurydice from hell; And had her, but it was upon This short, but strict condition; Backward he should not look, while he Led her through hell's obscurity. -

samrat747: GRACE FOR A CHILD by Robert Herrick Here, a little child, I stand, Heaving up my either hand: Cold as paddocks though they be, Here I lift them up to thee, For a benison to fall On our meat, and on us all. Amen. -

samrat747: TO ELECTRA by 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. -

samrat747: TO MUSIC: A SONG by Robert Herrick Music, thou queen of heaven, care-charming spell, That strik'st a stillness into hell; Thou that tam'st tigers, and fierce storms, that rise, With thy soul-melting lullabies; Fall down, down, down, from those thy... -

WakeenCompany: “Who covets more is evermore a slave.“ Robert Herrick

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

samrat747: NO PAINS, NO GAINS by Robert Herrick If little labour, little are our gains; Man's fortunes are according to his pains. -

samrat747: TRUTH AND ERROR by Robert Herrick Twixt truth and error, there's this difference known Error is fruitful, truth is only one. -

samrat747: HIS CONTENT IN THE COUNTRY by Robert Herrick HERE, Here I live with what my board Can with the smallest cost afford; Though ne'er so mean the viands be, They well content my Prue and me: -

samrat747: TO ROBIN RED-BREAST by Robert Herrick Laid out for dead, let thy last kindness be With leaves and moss-work for to cover me; And while the wood-nymphs my cold corpse inter, Sing thou my dirge, sweet-warbling chorister! For epitaph, in foliage, nex... -

samrat747: UPON HER FEET by Robert Herrick Her pretty feet Like snails did creep A little out, and then, As if they played at Bo-peep, Did soon draw in again. -

samrat747: The Vine by Robert Herrick I dreamed this mortal part of mine Was metamorphosed to a vine, Which, crawling one and every way, Enthralled my dainty Lucia -

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

samrat747: THE COUNTRY LIFE: by Robert Herrick TO THE HONOURED MR ENDYMION PORTER, GROOM OF THE BED-CHAMBER TO HIS MAJESTY Sweet country life, to such unknown, Whose lives are others', not their own! But serving courts and cities, be Less happy, less enjoyi... -

samrat747: COCK-CROW by Robert Herrick Bell-man of night, if I about shall go For to deny my Master, do thou crow! Thou stop'st Saint Peter in the midst of sin; Stay me, by crowing, ere I do begin; Better it is, premonish'd, for to shun A sin, than fall to w... -

samrat747: HIS POETRY HIS PILLAR by Robert Herrick Only a little more I have to write: Then I'll give o'er, And bid the world good-night. -

samrat747: THE WHITE ISLAND:OR PLACE OF THE BLEST by Robert Herrick In this world, the Isle of Dreams, While we sit by sorrow's streams, Tears and terrors are our themes, Reciting: -

samrat747: TO HEAVEN by Robert Herrick Open thy gates To him who weeping waits, And might come in, But that held back by sin. Let mercy be So kind, to set me free, And I will straight Come in, or force the gate. -

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

samrat747: THE BUBBLE: A SONG by Robert Herrick To my revenge, and to her desperate fears, Fly, thou made bubble of my sighs and tears! In the wild air, when thou hast roll'd about, And, like a blasting planet, found her out; Stoop, mount, pass by to take he... -

samrat747: ETERNITY by Robert Herrick O years! and age! farewell: Behold I go, Where I do know Infinity to dwell. -

samrat747: The Hock-cart, or Harvest Home by Robert Herrick To the Right Honourable Mildmay, Earl of Westmoreland Come, sons of summer, by whose toil We are the lords of wine and oil; By whose tough labours, and rough hands, We rip up first, then reap our l... -

samrat747: A HYMN TO LOVE by Robert Herrick I will confess With cheerfulness, Love is a thing so likes me, That, let her lay On me all day, I'll kiss the hand that strikes me. -

samrat747: SOFT MUSIC by Robert Herrick The mellow touch of music most doth wound The soul, when it doth rather sigh, than sound. -

samrat747: CHERRY RIPE by 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 sh... -

samrat747: THE WATCH by Robert Herrick Man is a watch, wound up at first, but never Wound up again; Once down, he's down for ever. The watch once down, all motions then do cease; The man's pulse stopt, all passions sleep in peace. -

samrat747: PURPOSES by Robert Herrick No wrath of men, or rage of seas, Can shake a just man's purposes; No threats of tyrants, or the grim Visage of them can alter him; But what he doth at first intend, That he holds firmly to the end -

barnonegroup: On the 12th Day of Christmas... Robert Herrick's Twelfth Night: or King and Queen

AndreMjoan: Kings and Tyrants 'Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known, Kings seek their subjects' good; tyrants their own. -Robert Herrick 1648

TheDebbG: It is the end that crowns us, not the fight. - Robert Herrick



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