by Robert Herrick

I CANNOT love as I have lov'd before ;
For I'm grown old and, with mine age, grown poor.
Love must be fed by wealth : this blood of mine
Must needs wax cold, if wanting bread and wine.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 72.

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