SONG. HIS MISTRESS TO HIM AT HIS FAREWELL.
by Robert Herrick
YOU may vow I'll not forget
To pay the debt
Which to thy memory stands as due
As faith can seal it you ;
Take then tribute of my tears,
So long as I have fears
To prompt me I shall ever
Languish and look, but thy return see never.
Oh then to lessen my despair
Print thy lips into the air,
So by this
Means I may kiss thy kiss
Whenas some kind
Shall hither waft it, and in lieu
My lips shall send a IOOO back to you.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 268-269.
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