by Robert Herrick

HERE, here I live,
And somewhat give
Of what I have
To those who crave,
Little or much,
My alms is such ;
But if my deal
Of oil and meal
Shall fuller grow,
More I'll bestow ;
Meantime be it
E'en but a bit,
Or else a crumb,
The scrip hath some.

Deal, portion.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 214.

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