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Robert Herrick
Editor's Selection of Poems





To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
To Anthea, Who May Command Him Anything
To His Mistresses Objecting
To Him Neither Toying Nor Talking
Ceremonies for Christmas
Ceremonies for Candlemas Eve
To Music, To Becalm His Fever
To the Generous Reader
Art Above Nature: To Julia
The Night-piece, to Julia
To His Mistresses
Upon Julia's Voice
Delight in Disorder
The Vine
To Pansies
To His Verses
To Music
Oberon's Palace
The Beggar to Mab
To the Sour Reader
Upon Julia's Clothes
A Conjuration: To Electra
His Content in the Country
Not Every Day Fit for Verse
The Bell-Man
Ceremonies for Candlemas Day
The Succession of the Four Sweet Months
Things Mortal Still Mutable
To Dianeme
To His Kinswoman, Mistress Susanna Herrick
To Perilla
Love Dislikes Nothing
A Bucolic Betwixt Two; Lacon and Thyrsis
A Canticle to Apollo
A Country Life: To His Brother, Mr Thomas Herrick
A Dialogue Betwixt Himself and Mistress Eliza Wheeler, Under the Name of Amarillis
A Hymn to Bacchus
A Hymn to Love
A Hymn to the Graces
A Hymn to Venus and Cupid
A Mean in our Means
A Meditation for his Mistress
A New Year's Gift, Sent to Sir Simeon Steward
A Panegyric to Sir Lewis Pemberton
A Paranaeticall, or Advisive Verse to his Friend, Mr John Wicks
A Pastoral Sung to the King
A Pastoral Upon the Birth of Prince Charles
A Request to the Graces
A Thanksgiving to God, For His House
A Vow to Venus
All Things Decay and Die
Ambition
An Epitaph Upon a Child
An Epitaph Upon a Virgin
An Hymn to the Muses
An Ode for Ben Jonson
An Ode of the Birth of our Saviour
An Ode to Sir Clipsby Crew
Anacreontic
Another Grace For A Child
Anthea's Retraction
Barley-Break; or, Last in Hell
Burial
Casualties
Cherry Ripe
Cock-Crow
Comfort to a Youth that had Lost his Love
Corinna's Going A-Maying
Crutches
Discontents In Devon
Dreams
Eternity
Farewell Frost, or Welcome Spring
Felicity Quick of Flight
Four Things Make Us Happy Here
Good Precepts, or Counsel
Grace For A Child
Her Bed
His Age
His Covenant or Protestation to Julia
His Desire
His Grange, or Private Wealth
His Last Request to Julia
His Litany, to the Holy Spirit
His Loss
His Mistress to Him at His Farewell
His Poetry His Pillar
His Prayer For Absolution
His Prayer To Ben Jonson
His Request to Julia
His Return To London
His Sailing from Julia
His Winding-Sheet
His Wish To God
His Wish to Privacy
How His Soul Came Ensnared
How Pansies or Hearts-Ease Came First
How Springs Came First
I Call and I Call
Impossibilities: To His Friend
Kissing Usury
Life is the Body's Light
Loss From the Least
Love Lightly Pleased
Love, What it is
Lovers How They Come and Part
Man's Dying-Place Uncertain
Matins, or Morning Prayer
Men Mind No State in Sickness
Mirth
Money Makes the Mirth
No Fault in Women
No Man Without Money
No Pains, No Gains
Peace Not Permanent
Pardons
Orpheus
On Love
On Himself
On Himself
On Himself
On Himself
On a Perfumed Lady
Of Love: A Sonnet
Poverty and Riches
Prayer and Prosper
Purposes
Safety on the Shore
Satisfaction for Sufferings
Soft Music
Tears and Laughter
The Kiss
The Argument Of His Book
The Bad Season Makes The Poet Sad
The Bag of the Bee
The Bleeding Hand
The Bracelet to Julia
The Bride-Cake
The Bubble: A Song
The Captive Bee; or, the Little Filcher
The Changes: To Corinna
The Cheat of Cupid; or, The Ungentle Guest
The Coming of Good Luck
The Country Life
The Cruel Maid
The Definition of Beauty
The Dirge of Jephthah's Daughter
The Fairies
The Fairy Temple; or, Oberon's Chapel
The Funeral Rites of the Rose
The Hag
The Heart
The Hock-Cart
The Invitation
The Kiss: A Dialogue
The Lily in a Crystal
The Mad Maid's Song
The Maypole
The Old Wive's Prayer
The Olive Branch
The Parcae;
The Parliament of Roses to Julia
The Plaudite, or End of Life
The Present Time Best Pleaseth
The Present; or, The Bag of the Bee
The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarry of Pearls
The Shower of Blossoms
The Transfiguration
The Voice and Viol
The Wake
The Wassail
The Watch
The White Island: or Place of the Blest
The Widow's Tears; or Dirge of Dorcas
The Wounded Heart
To a Gentlewoman, Objecting to His Gray Hairs
To Anthea
To Anthea
To Anthea
To Bacchus: A Canticle
To Be Merry
To Blossoms
To Carnations: A Song
To Daffadils
To Daisies, Not to Shut So Soon
To Death
To Dianeme
To Dianeme
To Dianeme
To Electra
To Enjoy the Time
To Groves
To Heaven
To His Book
To His Book
To His Book
To His Book
To His Book
To His Conscience
To His Dying Brother, Master William Herrick
To His Honoured and Most Ingenious Friend Mr Charles Cotton
To His Lovely Mistresses
To His Muse
To His Paternal Country
To His Peculiar Friend, Mr John Wicks
To His Saviour, A Child; A Present, By a Child
To His Sweet Saviour
To Julia
To Laurels
To Live Freely
To Live Merrily, and to Trust to Good Verses
To Meadows
To Mistress Katharine Bradshaw, the Lovely, that Crowned Him with Laurel
To Music, to Becalm a Sweet Sick Youth
To Music: A Song
To Oenone
To Perenna
To Phillis, to Love and Live with Him
To Primroses Filled with Morning Dew
To Robin Red-Breast
To Sapho
To Silvia
To Silvia to Wed
To Sir Clipsby Crew
To the Genius of his House
To the Handsome Mistress Grace Potter
To the Lady Crewe, Upon the Death of her Child
To the Maids, to Walk Abroad
To the Rose: Song
To the Water-Nymphs Drinking at the Fountain
To the Willow-Tree
To Violets
To Youth
Truth and Error
Up Scoble
Upon a Child
Upon A Child That Died
Upon a Delaying Lady
Upon a Maid
Upon a Painted Gentlewoman
Upon Cupid
Upon Her Eyes
Upon Her Feet
Upon Himself
Upon His Sister-In-Law, Mistress Elizabeth Herrick
Upon Julia's Hair Filled With Dew
Upon Julia's Recovery
Upon Julia's Ribbon
Upon Love
Upon Love: By Way of Question and Answer
Upon Man
Upon Mrs Eliz. Wheeler, Under the Name of Amarillis
Upon Roses
Upon Tears
Upon the Detracter
Upon the Loss of His Mistresses
Upon Time
Upon Wrinkles
Want
What Kind Of Mistress He Would Have
When He Would Have His Verses Read
Why Flowers Change Colour
Wit Punished Prospers Most
Writing
To his Mistresse
An Epithalamie to Sir Thomas Southwell and his Ladie
A Nuptiall Song, or Epithalamie, on Sir Clipseby Crew and his Lady
To his Valentine, on S. Valentines day
To his worthy Friend, M. Tho. Falconbirge
The Primrose
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