by Robert Herrick

WHAT offspring other men have got,
The how, where, when, I questio not.
These are the children I have left,
Adopted some, none got by theft ;
But all are touch'd, like lawful plate,
And no verse illegitimate.

Touch'd, stamped.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 42.

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