by Robert Herrick

THY sooty godhead I desire
Still to be ready with thy fire ;
That should my book despised be,
Acceptance it might find of thee.

Velazquez. The Forge of Vulcan, 1630.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 14.

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