THE WILLOW GARLAND.|
by Robert Herrick
A WILLOW garland thou did'st send
Perfum'd, last day, to me,
Which did but only this portend
I was forsook by thee.
Since so it is, I'll tell thee what,
To-morrow thou shalt see
Me wear the willow ; after that,
To die upon the tree.
As beasts unto the altars go
With garlands dress'd, so I
Will, with my willow-wreath, also
Come forth and sweetly die.
Venus and Cupid [det.].
Lorenzo Lotto. 1540.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 201.
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