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Poem by Robert Herrick


To the Genius of His House


Command the roof, great Genius, and from thence
Into this house pour down thy influence,
That through each room a golden pipe may run
Of living water by thy benizon;
Fulfil the larders, and with strength'ning bread
Be ever-more these bins replenished.
Next, like a bishop consecrate my ground,
That lucky fairies here may dance their round;
And, after that, lay down some silver pence,
The master's charge and care to recompence.
Charm then the chambers; make the beds for ease,
More than for peevish pining sicknesses;
Fix the foundation fast, and let the roof
Grow old with time, but yet keep weather-proof.



Robert Herrick


Robert Herrick's other poems:
  1. His Teares to Thamasis
  2. The Plaudite, or End of Life
  3. To Sapho
  4. Things Mortal Still Mutable (Epigram)
  5. Shakespeare


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