Robert Herrick


JULIA, if I chance to die
Ere I print my poetry,
I most humbly thee desire
To commit it to the fire :
Better 'twere my book were dead
Than to live not perfected.
Velazquez. A Woman as a Sibyl
Velazquez.: A Woman as a Sibyl, 1644-48.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 23.

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