The Pillar of Fame
by Robert Herrick

FAME'S pillar here,  at last,  we  set,
Outduring  marble,  brass,  or  jet,
     Charm'd and enchanted so,
     As to  withstand  the  blow
            Of o v e r t h r o w ;
            Nor shall the seas,
            Or  o u t r a g e s
            Of storms o'erbear
            What  we  uprear,
            Tho' kingdoms fall,
      This    pillar   never   shall
      Decline  or  waste   at  all ;
But  stand  for  ever  by  his  own
Firm  and   well-fix'd   foundation.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II. Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 165.

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