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Poem by Robert Herrick

The Plaudite, or End of Life

If after rude and boisterous seas
My wearied pinnace here finds ease;
If so it be I've gain'd the shore,
With safety of a faithful oar;
If having run my barque on ground,
Ye see the aged vessel crown'd;
What's to be done?  but on the sands
Ye dance and sing, and now clap hands.
ЧThe first act's doubtful, but (we say)
It is the last commends the Play.

Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick's other poems:
  1. His Teares to Thamasis
  2. To Robin Red-Breast
  3. To Groves
  4. To Dianeme (I could but see thee yesterday)
  5. Shakespeare

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