A SONG TO THE MASKERS.|
by Robert Herrick
COME down and dance ye in the toil
Of pleasures to a heat ;
But if to moisture, let the oil
Of roses be your sweat.
Not only to yourselves assume
These sweets, but let them fly
From this to that and so perfume
E'en all the standers by ;
As goddess Isis when she went
Or glided through the street,
Made all that touched her, with her scent,
And whom she touched, turn sweet.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 9.
Created by Anniina Jokinen on September 27, 1998.