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From the Lyrical Poems of Robert Herrick

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Author: Robert Herrick
Published: 1876
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,996 / 109 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 450
mnybks.net#: 3513
Genre: Poetry

Arranged with introduction by Francis Turner Palgrave.

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None, Posthumus, could e'er decline
The doom of cruel Proserpine.

The pleasing wife, the house, the ground
Must all be left, no one plant found
To follow thee,
Save only the curst cypress-tree!
--A merry mind
Looks forward, scorns what's left behind;
Let's live, my Wickes, then, while we may,
And here enjoy our holiday.

We've seen the past best times, and these
Will ne'er return; we see the seas,
And moons to wane,
But they fill up their ebbs again;
But vanish'd man,
Like to a lily lost, ne'er can,
Ne'er can repullulate, or bring
His days to see a second spring.

But on we must, and thither tend,
Where Ancus and rich

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