TO HIS HONOURED KINSMAN, SIR WILLIAM|
by Robert Herrick
I CAN but name thee, and methinks I call
All that have been, or are canonical
For love and bounty to come near, and see
Their many virtues volum'd up in thee ;
In thee, brave man ! whose incorrupted fame
Casts forth a light like to a virgin flame ;
And as it shines it throws a scent about,
As when a rainbow in perfumes goes out.
So vanish hence, but leave a name as sweet
As benjamin and storax when they meet.
Benjamin, gum benzoin.
Storax or Styrax, another resinous gum.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 163.
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