UPON THE LOSS OF HIS MISTRESSES.|
by Robert Herrick
I HAVE lost, and lately, these
Many dainty mistresses :
Stately Julia, prime of all :
Sappho next, a principal :
Smooth Anthea for a skin
White, and heaven-like Chrystalline :
Sweet Electra, and the choice
Myrrha for the lute and voice :
Next Corinna, for her wit,
And the graceful use of it :
With Perilla : all are gone ;
Only Herrick's left alone
For to number sorrow by
Their departures hence, and die.
Titian. Diana and Callisto. 1559. [det.]
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 17.
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