TO HIS WORTHY FRIEND, M. ARTHUR BARTLY.
by Robert Herrick
WHEN after many lusters thou shalt be
Wrapt up in sear-cloth with thine ancestry ;
When of thy ragg'd escutcheons shall be seen
So little left, as if they ne'er had been ;
Thou shalt thy name have, and thy fame's best trust,
Here with the generation of my just.
Luster, a period of five years.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 36.