AN EPITAPH UPON A SOBER MATRON.
by Robert Herrick
WITH blameless carriage, I lived here
To the almost seven and fortieth year.
Stout sons I had, and those twice three ;
One only daughter lent to me :
The which was made a happy bride
But thrice three moons before she died.
My modest wedlock, that was known
Contented with the bed of one.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 48.
Created by Anniina Jokinen on October 23, 1998.