UPON LOVE. (VI)
by Robert Herrick
IN a dream, Love bade me go
To the galleys there to row ;
In the vision I ask'd why ?
Love as briefly did reply,
'Twas better there to toil, than prove
The turmoils they endure that love.
I awoke, and then I knew
What Love said was too-too true ;
Henceforth therefore I will be,
As from love, from trouble free.
None pities him that's in the snare,
And warn'd before would not beware.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 20.