ON HIMSELF. (IX)
by Robert Herrick
I'LL sing no more, nor will I longer write
Of that sweet lady, or that gallant knight.
I'll sing no more of frosts, snows, dews and showers ;
No more of groves, meads, springs, and wreaths of flowers.
I'll write no more, nor will I tell or sing
Of Cupid and his witty cozening :
I'll sing no more of death, or shall the grave
No more my dirges and my trentalls have.
Trentalls, service for the dead.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 32.