“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.





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s