TO JULIA. (IV)
by Robert Herrick
THE saints'-bell calls, and, Julia, I must read
The proper lessons for the saints now dead :
To grace which service, Julia, there shall be
One holy collect said or sung for thee.
Dead when thou art, dear Julia, thou shalt have
A trentall sung by virgins o'er thy grave :
Meantime we two will sing the dirge of these,
Who dead, deserve our best remembrances.
Trentall, a service for the dead.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 7.