UPON THE LOSS OF HIS FINGER.
by Robert Herrick
ONE of the five straight branches of my hand
Is lop'd already, and the rest but stand
Expecting when to fall, which soon will be ;
First dies the leaf, the bough next, next the tree.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 256.