TO HIS VALENTINE ON ST. VALENTINE'S DAY.
by Robert Herrick
OFT have I heard both youths and virgins say
Birds choose their mates, and couple too this day ;
But by their flight I never can divine
When I shall couple with my valentine.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 187.