by Robert Herrick

GOOD speed, for I this day
Betimes my matins say :
     Because I do
     Begin to woo,
     Sweet-singing lark,
     Be thou clerk,
     And know thy when
     To say, Amen.
     And if I prove
     Bless'd in my love,
     Then thou shalt be
     High-priest to me,
     At my return,
     To incense burn ;
And so to solemnise
Love's and my sacrifice.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 107.

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