THE POET HATH LOST HIS PIPE.
by Robert Herrick
I CANNOT pipe as I was wont to do,
Broke is my reed, hoarse is my singing, too ;
My wearied oat I'll hang upon the tree,
And give it to the sylvan deity.
Terbrugghen. The Flute Player, 1621.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 2.
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