GOOD PRECEPTS OR COUNSEL.
by Robert Herrick
IN all thy need be thou posses'd
Still with a well-prepared breast ;
Nor let the shackles make thee sad ;
Thou canst but have what others had.
And this for comfort thou must know,
Times that are ill won't still be so.
Clouds will not ever pour down rain ;
A sullen day will clear again.
First peals of thunder we must hear,
Then lutes and harps shall stroke the ear.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 57.