TO HIS KINSMAN, SIR THOS. SOAME.|
by Robert Herrick
SEEING thee, Soame, I see a goodly man,
And in that good a great patrician.
Next to which two, among the city powers
And thrones, thyself one of those senators ;
Not wearing purple only for the show,
As many conscripts of the city do,
But for true service, worthy of that gown,
The golden chain, too, and the civic crown.
Conscripts, "patres conscripti," aldermen.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 220.
Created by Anniina Jokinen on July 11, 1999.