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Poem by Robert Herrick


Upon the Loss of His Mistresses


I have lost, and lately, these
Many dainty mistresses:Ч
Stately Julia, prime of all;
Sapho next, a principal:
Smooth Anthea, for a skin
White, and heaven-like crystalline:
Sweet Electra, and the choice
Myrha, for the lute and voice.
Next, Corinna, for her wit,
And the graceful use of it;
With Perilla:ЧAll are gone;
Only Herrick's left alone,
For to number sorrow by
Their departures hence, and die.



Robert Herrick


Robert Herrick's other poems:
  1. His Teares to Thamasis
  2. Shakespeare
  3. Mrs Eliz: Wheeler, under the Name of the Lost Shepherdess
  4. Upon Julia's Recovery
  5. To the Genius of His House


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