Robert Herrick


I SAW a cherry weep, and why?
    Why wept it ? but for shame
Because my Julia's lip was by,
    And did out-red the same.
But, pretty fondling, let not fall
    A tear at all for that :
Which rubies, corals, scarlets, all
    For tincture wonder at.

Tincture, colour, dye.

Cherries and Gooseberries on a Table. [det.]
François Garnier, 1644. Le Louvre, Paris.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 12.

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