TO THE HIGH AND NOBLE PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE,|
MARQUIS, AND EARL OF BUCKINGHAM.
by Robert Herrick
NEVER my book's perfection did appear
Till I had got the name of Villars here :
Now 'tis so full that when therein I look
I see a cloud of glory fills my book.
Here stand it still to dignify our Muse,
Your sober handmaid, who doth wisely choose
Your name to be a laureate wreath to her
Who doth both love and fear you, honoured sir.
Cornelius De Neve. George Villiers,
1st Duke of Buckingham. 1627.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 123.
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