by Robert Herrick

SADLY I walk'd within the field,
To see what comfort it would yield ;
And as I went my private way
An olive branch before me lay,
And seeing it I made a stay,
And took it up, and view'd it ; then
Kissing the omen, said Amen ;
Be, be it so, and let this be
A divination unto me ;
That in short time my woes shall cease
And love shall crown my end with peace.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 88-89.

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