THE PARCÆ ; OR, THREE DAINTY DESTINIES :|
by Robert Herrick
THREE lovely sisters working were,
As they were closely set,
Of soft and dainty maidenhair
A curious armillet.
I, smiling, asked them what they did,
Fair destinies all three,
Who told me they had drawn a thread
Of life, and 'twas for me.
They showd me then how fine 'twas spun,
And I replid thereto,
"I care not now how soon 'tis done,
Or cut, if cut by you".
Giovanni Stradanus, ca. 1523-1605.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 20.
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