by Robert Herrick
IF ‘mongst my many poems I can see
One only worthy to be wash'd by thee,
I live for ever, let the rest all lie
In dens of darkness or condemn’d to die.
Cedars, oil of cedar was used for preserving manu-
scripts (carmina linenda cedro. Hor. Ars Poet., 331.)
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 76.
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