by Robert Herrick

MOP-EYED I am, as some have said,
Because I've lived so long a maid :
But grant that I should wedded be,
Should I a jot the better see ?
No, I should think that marriage might,
Rather than mend, put out the light.

Mop-eyed, shortsighted.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 120-121.

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