by Robert Herrick
METHOUGHT last night love in an anger came
And brought a rod, so whipt me with the same ;
Myrtle the twigs were, merely to imply
Love strikes, but 'tis with gentle cruelty.
Patient I was : love pitiful grew then
And strok'd the stripes, and I was whole again.
Thus, like a bee, love gentle still doth bring
Honey to salve where he before did sting.
Baglione, Giovanni (1573-1644).
Heavenly Love Conquering Earthly Love.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 18.
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