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Poem by Robert Herrick

Upon a Delaying Lady

     Come, come away
     Or let me go;
     Must I here stay
     Because you're slow,
     And will continue so;
     ЧTroth, lady, no.

     I scorn to be
     A slave to state;
     And since I'm free,
     I will not wait,
     Henceforth at such a rate,
     For needy fate.

     If you desire
     My spark should glow,
     The peeping fire
     You must blow;
     Or I shall quickly grow
     To frost, or snow.

Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick's other poems:
  1. His Last Request to Julia
  2. To Anthea (Anthea, I am going hence)
  3. The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarry of Pearls
  4. To Sapho
  5. Upon Julia's Ribbon

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