Robert Herrick Quotes

Thus let this Christal'd Lillie be A Rule, how far to teach, Your nakednesse must reach: And that, no further, than we see Those glaring colours laid By Arts wise hand, but to this end They sho'd obey a shade; Lest they too far extend.
Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet. The Lilly in a Christal (l. 41-48). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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Ah woe is me, woe, woe is me, Alack and welladay! For pity, sir, find out that bee Which bore my love away.
Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet. The Mad Maid's Song (l. 9-12). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Her eyes the glow-worm lend thee, The shooting stars attend thee;
Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet. The Night-Piece, to Julia (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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And when I shall meet, Thy silv'ry feet My soul I'll pour into thee.
Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet. The Night-Piece, to Julia (l. 18-20). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Fame's pillar here, at last, we set, Out-during marble, brass, or jet,
Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet. The Pillar of Fame (l. 1-2). . . Norton Introduction to Poetry, The. J. Paul Hunter, ed. (3d ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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I dreamed this mortal part of mine Was metamorphosed to a vine,
Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet. The Vine (l. 1-2). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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Methought her long, small legs and thighs I with my tendrils did surprise; Her belly, buttocks, and her waist By my soft nervelets were embraced;
Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet. The Vine (l. 5-8). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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And found (ah me!) this flesh of mine More like a stock than like a vine.
Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet. The Vine (l. 22-23). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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And, chiding me, said, \'Hence, remove, Herrick, thou art too coarse to love.'
Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet. The Vision (l. 21-22). . . Cavalier Poets; Selected Poems. Thomas Clayton, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
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In that whiter Island, where Things are evermore sincere; Candor here, and lustre there Delighting:
Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet. The White Island; or, The Place of the Best (l. 9-12). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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