TO THE GENEROUS READER.|
by Robert Herrick
SEE and not see, and if thou chance t'espy
Some aberrations in my poetry,
Wink at small faults ; the greater, ne'ertheless,
Hide, and with them their father's nakedness.
Let's do our best, our watch and ward to keep ;
Homer himseIf in a long work, may sleep.
Michael Sweerts (1618-1664).
Penitent Reading in a Room.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 37.
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