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