THE OLD WIVES' PRAYER.|
by Robert Herrick
HOLYROOD, come forth and shield
Us i' th' city and the field :
Safely guard us, now and aye,
From the blast that burns by day ;
And those sounds that us affright
In the dead of dampish night.
Drive all hurtful fiends us fro,
By the time the cocks first crow.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 222.
Created by Anniina Jokinen on July 11, 1999.