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Poem by George Herbert


I gave to Hope a watch of mine: but he
                      An anchor gave to me.
Then an old prayer-book I did present :
                      And he an optic sent.
With that I gave a vial full of tears :
                      But he a few green ears.
Ah, Loiterer! l'll no more, no more l'll bring:
                      I did expect a ring.

George Herbert

George Herbert's other poems:
  1. Sin's Round
  2. Love (Immortal Love, authour of this great frame)
  3. Charms and Knots
  4. Clasping of Hands
  5. The Temper

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Joseph Addison Hope ("Our lives, discoloured with our present woes")
  • Oliver Goldsmith Hope ("To the last moment of his breath")
  • Emily Brontë Hope ("Hope was but a timid friend")
  • Charlotte Smith Hope ("Parody on Lord Strangford's")
  • Edith Nesbit Hope ("O THRUSH, is it true?")
  • Joseph Drake Hope ("See through yon cloud that rolls in wrath")
  • Mathilde Blind Hope ("All treasures of the earth and opulent seas")

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