Robert Herrick


BREATHE, Julia, breathe, and I'll protest,
    Nay more, I'll deeply swear,
That all the spices of the east
    Are circumfused there.

Circumfused, spread around.

 Botticelli. Birth of Venus. c.1485.
Birth of Venus [det.]. Botticelli. c.1485.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 84.

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