THE PLAUDIT, OR END OF LIFE.|
by Robert Herrick
IF after rude and boisterous seas,
My wearied pinnace here finds ease ;
If so it be I've gained the shore
With safety of a faithful oar ;
If having run my barque on ground,
Ye see the aged vessel crown'd :
What's to be done, but on the sands
Ye dance and sing and now clap hands ?
The first act's doubtful, but we say
It is the last commends the play.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 117.
Created by Anniina Jokinen on July 12, 1999.