by Robert Herrick

WELCOME, maids-of-honour,
              You do bring
              In the spring,
And wait upon her.

She has virgins many,
              Fresh and fair ;
              Yet you are
More sweet than any.

You're the maiden posies,
              And so grac'd
              To be plac'd
'Fore damask roses.

Yet, though thus respected,
              Ye do lie,
Poor girls, neglected.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 101.

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