HIS EMBALMING TO JULIA.
FOR my embalming, Julia, do but this ;
Give thou my lips but their supremest kiss,
Or else transfuse thy breath into the chest
Where my small relics must for ever rest ;
That breath the balm, the myrrh, the nard shall be,
To give an incorruption unto me.
Haneton Triptych [detail]
Bernaert van Orley (1491-1542)
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 161.
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