by Robert Herrick

LOVE on a day, wise poets tell,
    Some time in wrangling spent,
Whether the violets should excel
    Or she, in sweetest scent.

But Venus having lost the day,
    Poor girls, she fell on you :
And beat ye so, as some dare say,
    Her blows did make ye blue.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 131.

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