by Robert Herrick

MAKE haste away, and let one be
A friendly patron unto thee :
Lest, rapt from hence, I see thee lie
Torn for the use of pastery :
Or see thy injur'd leaves serve well,
To make loose gowns for mackerel :
Or see the grocers in a trice,
Make hoods of thee to serve out spice.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 92.

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