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Robert Herrick

To Violets

WELCOME, maids of honour!
        You do bring
        In the spring,
And wait upon her.

She has virgins many,
        Fresh and fair;
        Yet you are
More sweet than any.

You're the maiden posies,
        And so graced
        To be placed
'Fore damask roses.

Yet, though thus respected,
        By-and-by
        Ye do lie,
Poor girls, neglected.

 
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About the poet
Robert Herrick
 
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To Electra
To Daffodils
To Blossoms
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Cherry-Ripe
A Meditation for his Mistress
Delight in Disorder
Upon Julia's Clothes
The Bracelet: To Julia
To Daisies, not to shut so soon
The Night-piece: To Julia
To Music, to becalm his Fever
To Dianeme
To Œnone
To Anthea, who may command him Anything
To the Willow-tree
The Mad Maid's Song
Comfort to a Youth that had lost his Love
To Meadows
A Child's Grace
Epitaph upon a Child that died (i)
Epitaph upon a Child that died (ii)
His Winding-sheet
Litany to the Holy Spirit
 
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