by Robert Herrick

IF hap it must, that I must see thee lie
Absyrtus-like, all torn confusedly :
With solemn tears, and with much grief of heart,
I'll recollect thee, weeping, part by part ;
And having wash'd thee, close thee in a chest
With spice ; that done, I'll leave thee to thy rest.

Absyrtus-like, the brother of Medea, cut in pieces by
her that his father might be delayed by gathering his

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 123.

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