“Robert Herrick – 1591-1674”

From Gallants, Puritans, and Divines

“Upon A Child”

Here a pretty baby lies

Sung asleep with lullabies;

Pray be silent, and not stir

Th’ easy earth that covers her.

 

 

“To Robin Redbreast”

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, next write this:

Here, here the tomb of Robin Herrick is.

 

 

 

 

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