by Robert Herrick

       THE May-pole is up,
       Now give me the cup,
I'll drink to the garlands around it ;
       But first unto those
       Whose hands did compose
The glory of flowers that crown'd it.

       A health to my girls,
       Whose husbands may earls
Or lords be, granting my wishes,
       And when that ye wed
       To the bridal bed,
Then multiply all, like to fishes.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 46-47.

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