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A Selection from the Lyrical Poems of Robert Herrick

By Robert Herrick
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  • FROM THE LYRICAL POEMS OF ROBERT HERRICK
  • Arranged with introduction by Francis Turner Palgrave
  • PREFACE
  • C H R Y S O M E L A
    • A SELECTION FROM THE LYRICAL POEMS OF ROBERT HERRICK
  • PREFATORY
  • 1. THE ARGUMENT OF HIS BOOK
  • 2. TO HIS MUSE
  • 3. WHEN HE WOULD HAVE HIS VERSES READ
  • 4. TO HIS BOOK
  • 5. TO HIS BOOK
  • 6. TO HIS BOOK
  • 7. TO MISTRESS KATHARINE BRADSHAW, THE LOVELY, THAT CROWNED HIM WITH LAUREL
  • 8. TO HIS VERSES
  • 9. NOT EVERY DAY FIT FOR VERSE
  • 10. HIS PRAYER TO BEN JONSON
  • 11. HIS REQUEST TO JULIA
  • 12. TO HIS BOOK
  • 13. HIS POETRY HIS PILLAR
  • 14. TO HIS BOOK
  • 15. UPON HIMSELF
  • IDYLLICA
  • 16. THE COUNTRY LIFE:
  • 17. TO PHILLIS, TO LOVE AND LIVE WITH HIM
  • 18. THE WASSAIL
  • 19. THE FAIRIES
  • 20. CEREMONY UPON CANDLEMAS EVE
  • 21. CEREMONIES FOR CANDLEMAS EVE
  • 22. THE CEREMONIES FOR CANDLEMAS DAY
  • 23. FAREWELL FROST, OR WELCOME SPRING
  • 24. TO THE MAIDS, TO WALK ABROAD
  • 25. CORINA'S GOING A MAYING
  • 26. THE MAYPOLE
  • 27. THE WAKE
  • 28. THE HOCK-CART, OR HARVEST HOME: TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE MILDMAY, EARL OF WESTMORLAND
  • 29. THE BRIDE-CAKE
  • 30. THE OLD WIVES' PRAYER
  • 31. THE BELL-MAN
  • 33. TO THE GENIUS OF HIS HOUSE
  • 33. HIS GRANGE, OR PRIVATE WEALTH
  • 34. A PASTORAL UPON THE BIRTH OF PRINCE CHARLES: PRESENTED TO THE KING, AND SET BY MR NIC. LANIERE
  • 35. A DIALOGUE BETWIXT HIMSELF AND MISTRESS ELIZA WHEELER, UNDER THE NAME OF AMARILLIS
  • 36. A BUCOLIC BETWIXT TWO; LACON AND THYRSIS
  • 37. A PASTORAL SUNG TO THE KING
  • 38. TO THE WILLOW-TREE
  • 39. THE FAIRY TEMPLE; OR, OBERON'S CHAPEL
  • 40. OBERON'S FEAST
  • 41. THE BEGGAR TO MAB, THE FAIRY QUEEN
  • 42. THE HAG
  • 43. THE MAD MAID'S SONG
  • 44. THE CHEAT OF CUPID; OR, THE UNGENTLE GUEST
  • 45. UPON CUPID
  • 46. TO BE MERRY
  • 47. UPON HIS GRAY HAIRS
  • 48. AN HYMN TO THE MUSES
  • 49. THE COMING OF GOOD LUCK
  • 50. HIS CONTENT IN THE COUNTRY
  • 51. HIS RETURN TO LONDON
  • 52. HIS DESIRE
  • 53. AN ODE FOR BEN JONSON
  • 54. TO LIVE MERRILY, AND TO TRUST TO GOOD VERSES
  • 55. THE APPARITION OF HIS, MISTRESS, CALLING HIM TO ELYSIUM
  • 56. THE INVITATION
  • 57. TO SIR CLIPSBY CREW
  • 58. A COUNTRY LIFE: TO HIS BROTHER, MR THOMAS HERRICK
  • 59. TO HIS PECULIAR FRIEND, MR JOHN WICKS
  • 60. A PARANAETICALL, OR ADVISIVE VERSE TO HIS FRIEND, MR JOHN WICKS
  • 61. TO HIS HONOURED AND MOST INGENIOUS FRIEND MR CHARLES COTTON
  • 62. A NEW YEAR'S GIFT, SENT TO SIR SIMEON STEWARD
  • 63. AN ODE TO SIR CLIPSBY CREW
  • 64. A PANEGYRIC TO SIR LEWIS PEMBERTON
  • 65. ALL THINGS DECAY AND DIE
  • 66. TO HIS DYING BROTHER, MASTER WILLIAM HERRICK
  • 67. HIS AGE:
  • 68. THE BAD SEASON MAKES THE POET SAD
  • 69. ON HIMSELF
  • 70. HIS WINDING-SHEET
  • 71. ANACREONTIC
  • 72. TO LAURELS
  • 73. ON HIMSELF
  • 74. ON HIMSELF
  • 75. TO ROBIN RED-BREAST
  • 76. THE OLIVE BRANCH
  • 77. THE PLAUDITE, OR END OF LIFE
  • 78. TO GROVES
  • AMORES
  • 79. MRS ELIZ: WHEELER, UNDER THE NAME OF THE LOST SHEPHERDESS
  • 80. A VOW TO VENUS
  • 81. UPON LOVE
  • 82. UPON JULIA'S CLOTHES
  • 83. THE BRACELET TO JULIA
  • 84. UPON JULIA'S RIBBON
  • 85. TO JULIA
  • 86. ART ABOVE NATURE: TO JULIA
  • 87. HER BED
  • 88. THE ROCK OF RUBIES, AND THE QUARRY OF PEARLS
  • 89. THE PARLIAMENT OF ROSES TO JULIA
  • 90. UPON JULIA'S RECOVERY
  • 91. UPON JULIA'S HAIR FILLED WITH DEW
  • 92. CHERRY RIPE
  • 93. THE CAPTIVE BEE; OR, THE LITTLE FILCHER
  • 94. UPON ROSES
  • 95. HOW HIS SOUL CAME ENSNARED
  • 96. UPON JULIA'S VOICE
  • 97. THE NIGHT PIECE: TO JULIA
  • 98. HIS COVENANT OR PROTESTATION TO JULIA
  • 99. HIS SAILING FROM JULIA
  • 100. HIS LAST REQUEST TO JULIA
  • 101. THE TRANSFIGURATION
  • 102. LOVE DISLIKES NOTHING
  • 103. UPON LOVE
  • 104. TO DIANEME
  • 105. TO PERENNA
  • 106. TO OENONE.
  • 107. TO ELECTRA
  • 108. TO ANTHEA, WHO MAY COMMAND HIM ANY THING
  • 109. ANTHEA'S RETRACTATION
  • 110. LOVE LIGHTLY PLEASED
  • 111. TO DIANEME
  • 112. UPON HER EYES
  • 113. UPON HER FEET
  • 114. UPON A DELAYING LADY
  • 115. THE CRUEL MAID
  • 116. TO HIS MISTRESS, OBJECTING TO HIM NEITHER TOYING OR TALKING
  • 117. IMPOSSIBILITIES: TO HIS FRIEND
  • 118. THE BUBBLE: A SONG
  • 119. DELIGHT IN DISORDER
  • 120. TO SILVIA
  • 121. TO SILVIA TO WED
  • 122. BARLEY-BREAK; OR, LAST IN HELL
  • 123. ON A PERFUMED LADY
  • 124. THE PARCAE; OR, THREE DAINTY DESTINIES: THE ARMILET
  • 125. A CONJURATION: TO ELECTRA
  • 126. TO SAPHO
  • 127. OF LOVE: A SONNET
  • 128. TO DIANEME
  • 129. TO DIANEME
  • 130. KISSING USURY
  • 131. UPON THE LOSS OF HIS MISTRESSES
  • 132. THE WOUNDED HEART
  • 133. HIS MISTRESS TO HIM AT HIS FAREWELL
  • 134. CRUTCHES
  • 135. TO ANTHEA
  • 136. TO ANTHEA
  • 137. TO HIS LOVELY MISTRESSES
  • 138. TO PERlLLA
  • 139. A MEDITATION FOR HIS MISTRESS
  • 140. TO THE VIRGINS, TO MAKE MUCH OF TIME
  • EPIGRAMS
  • 141. POSTING TO PRINTING
  • 142. HIS LOSS
  • 143. THINGS MORTAL STILL MUTABLE
  • 144. NO MAN WITHOUT MONEY
  • 145. THE PRESENT TIME BEST PLEASETH
  • 146. WANT
  • 147. SATISFACTION FOR SUFFERINGS
  • 148. WRITING
  • 149. THE DEFINITION OF BEAUTY
  • 150. A MEAN IN OUR MEANS
  • 151. MONEY MAKES THE MIRTH
  • 152. TEARS AND LAUGHTER
  • 153. UPON TEARS
  • 154. ON LOVE
  • 155. PEACE NOT PERMANENT
  • 156. PARDONS
  • 157. TRUTH AND ERROR
  • 158. WlT PUNISHED PROSPERS MOST
  • 159. BURIAL
  • 160. NO PAINS, NO GAINS
  • 161. TO YOUTH
  • 162. TO ENJOY THE TIME
  • 163. FELICITY QUICK OF FLIGHT
  • 164. MIRTH
  • 165. THE HEART
  • 166. LOVE, WHAT IT IS
  • 167. DREAMS
  • 168. AMBITION
  • 169. SAFETY ON THE SHORE
  • 170. UPON A PAINTED GENTLEWOMAN
  • 171. UPON WRINKLES
  • 172. CASUALTIES
  • 173. TO LIVE FREELY
  • 174. NOTHING FREE-COST
  • 175. MAN'S DYING-PLACE UNCERTAIN
  • 176. LOSS FROM THE LEAST
  • 177. POVERTY AND RICHES
  • 178. UPON MAN
  • 179. PURPOSES
  • 180. FOUR THINGS MAKE US HAPPY HERE
  • 181. THE WATCH
  • 182. UPON THE DETRACTER
  • 183. ON HIMSELF
  • NATURE AND LIFE
  • 184. I CALL AND I CALL
  • 185. THE SUCCESSION OF THE FOUR SWEET MONTHS
  • 186. TO BLOSSOMS
  • 187. THE SHOWER OF BLOSSOMS
  • 188. TO THE ROSE: SONG
  • 189. THE FUNERAL RITES OF THE ROSE
  • 190. THE BLEEDING HAND; OR THE SPRIG OF EGLANTINE GIVEN TO A MAID
  • 191. TO CARNATIONS: A SONG
  • 192. TO PANSIES
  • 193. HOW PANSIES OR HEARTS-EASE CAME FIRST
  • 194. WHY FLOWERS CHANGE COLOUR
  • 195. THE PRIMROSE
  • 196. TO PRIMROSES FILLED WITH MORNING DEW
  • 197. TO DAISIES, NOT TO SHUT SO SOON
  • 198. TO DAFFADILS
  • 199. TO VIOLETS
  • 200. THE APRON OF FLOWERS
  • 201. THE LILY IN A CRYSTAL
  • 202. TO MEADOWS
  • 203. TO A GENTLEWOMAN, OBJECTING TO HIM HIS GRAY HAIRS
  • 204. THE CHANGES: TO CORINNA
  • 205. UPON MRS ELIZ. WHEELER, UNDER THE NAME OF AMARILLIS
  • 206. NO FAULT IN WOMEN
  • 207. THE BAG OF THE BEE
  • 208. THE PRESENT; OR, THE BAG OF THE BEE:
  • 209. TO THE WATER-NYMPHS DRINKING AT THE FOUNTAIN
  • 210. HOW SPRINGS CAME FIRST
  • 211. TO THE HANDSOME MISTRESS GRACE POTTER
  • 212. A HYMN TO THE GRACES
  • 213. A HYMN TO LOVE
  • 214. UPON LOVE: BY WAY OF QUESTION AND ANSWER
  • 215. LOVERS HOW THEY COME AND PART
  • 216. THE KISS: A DIALOGUE
  • 217. COMFORT TO A YOUTH THAT HAD LOST HIS LOVE
  • 218. ORPHEUS
  • 219. A REQUEST TO THE GRACES
  • 220. A HYMN TO VENUS AND CUPID
  • 221. TO BACCHUS: A CANTICLE
  • 222. A HYMN TO BACCHUS
  • 223. A CANTICLE TO APOLLO
  • 224. TO MUSIC, TO BECALM A SWEET SICK YOUTH
  • 225. TO MUSIC: A SONG
  • 226. SOFT MUSIC
  • 227. TO MUSIC
  • 228. THE VOICE AND VIOL
  • 229. TO MUSIC, TO BECALM HIS FEVER
  • MUSAE GRAVIORES
  • 230. A THANKSGIVING TO GOD, FOR HIS HOUSE
  • 231. MATINS, OR MORNING PRAYER
  • 232. GOOD PRECEPTS, OR COUNSEL
  • 233. PRAY AND PROSPER
  • 234. THE BELL-MAN
  • 235. UPON TIME
  • 236. MEN MIND NO STATE IN SICKNESS
  • 237. LIFE IS THE BODY'S LIGHT
  • 238. TO THE LADY CREWE, UPON THE DEATH OF HER CHILD
  • 239. UPON A CHILD THAT DIED
  • 240. UPON A CHILD
  • 241. AN EPITAPH UPON A CHILD
  • 242. AN EPITAPH UPON A VIRGIN
  • 243. UPON A MAID
  • 244. THE DIRGE OF JEPHTHAH'S DAUGHTER: SUNG BY THE VIRGINS
  • 245. THE WIDOWS' TEARS; OR, DIRGE OF DORCAS
  • 246. UPON HIS SISTER-IN-LAW, MISTRESS ELIZABETH HERRICK
  • 247. TO HIS KINSWOMAN, MISTRESS SUSANNA HERRICK
  • 248. ON HIMSELF
  • 249. HIS WISH TO PRIVACY
  • 250. TO HIS PATERNAL COUNTRY
  • 251. COCK-CROW
  • 252. TO HIS CONSCIENCE
  • 253. TO HEAVEN
  • 254. AN ODE OF THE BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOUR
  • 255. TO HIS SAVIOUR, A CHILD; A PRESENT, BY A CHILD
  • 256. GRACE FOR A CHILD
  • 257. HIS LITANY, TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 258. TO DEATH
  • 259. TO HIS SWEET SAVIOUR
  • 260. ETERNITY
  • 261. THE WHITE ISLAND: OR PLACE OF THE BLEST
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