by Robert Herrick
GIVE me a man that is not dull
When all the world with rifts is full ;
But unamaz'd dares clearly sing,
Whenas the roof's a-tottering :
And, though it falls, continues still
Tickling the cittern with his quill.
Cittern, a kind of lute; quill, the plectrum for striking it.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 146.
Created by Anniina Jokinen on July 12, 1999.