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Robert Herrick was born in London, England, in 1591. He was apprenticed to a goldsmith (his uncle, Sir William), but went to Cambridge, at St John's, in 1613. He was ordained at Peterborough in 1623 and became chaplain to the Duke of Buckingham a few years later. "Hesperides" - a collection of 1200 lyrical poems - was published in 1648 and it remained his magnum opus. Herrick died in 1674, aged 83.

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List of poems by robert herrick 293 total

Upon The Nipples Of Julia's Breast 524 Views
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Delight in disorder 451 Views
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Of love: a sonnet
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His mistress to him at his farewell
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The olive branch
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Not every day fit for verse
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To sir clipsby crew 412 Views
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The bag of the bee
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The apron of flowers
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Men mind no state in sickness
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To oenone.
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When he would have his verses read
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Sweet Disorder 389 Views
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To mistress katharine bradshaw, the lovely, that crowned him with laurel
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Upon love
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His Prayer For Absolution
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The parcae; or, three dainty destinies:the armilet 377 Views
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Upon roses
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Upon the loss of his mistresses 376 Views
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Good precepts, or counsel
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The plaudite, or end of life 373 Views
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The primrose
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The bubble: a song
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His covenant or protestation to julia
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On himself
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Pray and prosper
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To death
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Kissing usury
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To silvia to wed
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Upon Julia's Unlacing Herself
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To daffadils
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To the rose: song
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A hymn to the graces
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Upon time 345 Views
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Upon mrs eliz. Wheeler, under the name ofamarillis
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An ode for ben jonson 343 Views
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Comfort to a youth that had lost his love 339 Views
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His last request to julia
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Matins, or morning prayer
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Lovers how they come and part 335 Views
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To daisies, not to shut so soon
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A Lyric to Mirth
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To Oenone
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A request to the graces 324 Views
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Impossibilities: to his friend
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Upon cupid 321 Views
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The Bracelet: To Julia 315 Views
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Orpheus 312 Views
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The bracelet to julia 299 Views
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Upon julia'S recovery
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To music, to becalm a sweet sick youth
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Upon a child that died 204 Views
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Cherry- Ripe 177 Views
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The bad season makes the poet sad
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To electra
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Ceremony upon candlemas eve 155 Views
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The Hock-cart, or Harvest Home
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No pains, no gains 152 Views
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Dreams 150 Views
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The lily in a crystal
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Upon love:by way of question and answer
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The Vine
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The Argument Of His Book
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The Bellman 143 Views
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Upon julia'S voice 143 Views
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The white island:or place of the blest
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The coming of good luck
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A bucolic betwixt two;lacon and thyrsis
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His winding-sheet
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A hymn to venus and cupid
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A canticle to apollo 127 Views
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To his Girls 127 Views
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Love lightly pleased 127 Views
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Mirth
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An Ode to Master Endymion Porter, Upon His Brother's Death
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Her bed 126 Views
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I call and I call 126 Views
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Peace not permanent 126 Views
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The present; or, the bag of the bee:
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To robin red-breast
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Want 126 Views
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To music, to becalm his fever
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Love dislikes nothing
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A thanksgiving to god, for his house
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Upon his sister-in-law, mistress elizabethherrick
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Eternity
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The cruel maid
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To Daffodils
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Upon julia'S ribbon 121 Views
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The changes: to corinna
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The kiss: a dialogue
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The shower of blossoms
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His Meditation Upon Death
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To meadows
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Upon himself 116 Views
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Upon man
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The Hour-glass 115 Views
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To his kinswoman, mistress susanna herrick
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To the lady crewe, upon the death of her child 115 Views
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To the willow-tree
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A Hymn To Love
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Loss from the least 114 Views
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To julia 114 Views
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Cherry ripe 113 Views
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The beggar to mab, the fairy queen 113 Views
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The cheat of cupid; or, the ungentle guest
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The hock-cart, or harvest home:to the right honourable mildmay, earl of westmorland
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Truth and error 113 Views
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A Thanksgiving to God for His House
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On Julia's Voice 112 Views
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To Virgins, to Make Much of Time
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Crutches 111 Views
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To his peculiar friend, mr john wicks 111 Views
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To Live Merrily, And To Trust To Good Verses
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To live merrily,and to trust to good verses
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Things mortal still mutable 110 Views
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Upon her feet 110 Views
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A Child's Grace 109 Views
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Ambition 109 Views
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The transfiguration 109 Views
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His age:dedicated to his peculiar friend,mr john wickes, under the name ofpostumus
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The Good-night or Blessing
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The succession of the four sweet months
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To youth 108 Views
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What Kind Of Mistress He Would Have 108 Views
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A meditation for his mistress
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How pansies or hearts-ease came first
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To enjoy the time 107 Views
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Upon julia'S hair filled with dew 107 Views
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The Rosary 106 Views
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To the water-nymphs drinking at thefountain
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Satisfaction for sufferings 105 Views
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To his book 105 Views
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A vow to venus
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Safety on the shore 104 Views
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The mad maid'S song
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Upon Parson Beanes 104 Views
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Anacreontic 103 Views
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The bleeding hand; or the sprig of eglantine given to a maid
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Upon the detracter 103 Views
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Burial 102 Views
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His litany, to the holy spirit
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The maypole 102 Views
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The wassail
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WlT PUNISHED PROSPERS MOST 102 Views
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An ode to sir clipsby crew
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To his paternal country 99 Views
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Truth and Falsehood 99 Views
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Poverty and riches 98 Views
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To his verses
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To phillis, to love and live with him
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Four things make us happy here 97 Views
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Grace for a child 97 Views
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To a gentlewoman, objecting to him hisgray hairs 97 Views
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A conjuration: to electra
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Discontents In Devon 96 Views
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To blossoms
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The old wives' Prayer 95 Views
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The heart
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The wake 94 Views
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All things decay and die
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His return to london
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To perenna 93 Views
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The bell-man 92 Views
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To primroses filled with morning dew
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Farewell frost, or welcome spring
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Writing 90 Views
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The country life:
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To be merry
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To his muse 89 Views
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TO PERlLLA
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No fault in women 88 Views
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To music 88 Views
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The hag
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To his lovely mistresses
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Proof to No Purpose
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Draw-gloves 85 Views
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The ceremonies for candlemas day 85 Views
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The fairy temple; or, oberon'S chapel
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Upon Julia's Clothes
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Tears and laughter 84 Views
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A Christmas Carol, Sung to the King in the Presence at White-Hall
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The definition of beauty 82 Views
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The parliament of roses to julia
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To the genius of his house
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A new year'S gift,sent to sir simeon steward
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Ceremonies for candlemas eve
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No man without money 81 Views
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The apparition of his, mistress,calling him to elysium
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To the virgins, to make much of time
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To pansies
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A Ring Presented to Julia
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Casualties 79 Views
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A dialogue betwixt himself and mistress elizawheeler, under the name of amarillis
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Cock-crow 78 Views
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His Prayer To Ben Jonson 78 Views
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To his honoured and most ingenious friendmr charles cotton
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Upon a delaying lady 77 Views
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The widows' Tears; or, dirge of dorcas
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Anthea'S retractation 75 Views
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Be My Mistress Short or Tall 75 Views
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Money makes the mirth 75 Views
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To his dying brother, master william herrick
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Upon Prew His Maid 75 Views
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To Anthea, who may command him Anything
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To heaven 74 Views
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The Vision
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His grange, or private wealth
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To Perilla
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A mean in our means 71 Views
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To his mistress, objecting to him neithertoying or talking
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To Music: a Song
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An hymn to the muses 70 Views
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To his mistress, objecting to him neither toying or talking
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Upon wrinkles 70 Views
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A hymn to bacchus 69 Views
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Art above nature: to julia
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How springs came first
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Man'S dying-place uncertain 68 Views
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Upon tears 68 Views
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Divination By A Daffodil 67 Views
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His content in the country
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His Litany to the Holy Spirit
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Soft music 66 Views
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To bacchus: a canticle
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The fairies
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To music: a song
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The funeral rites of the rose
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The Wounded Cupid
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Upon a painted gentlewoman 64 Views
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Epitaph upon a Child that died 63 Views
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Purposes 63 Views
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Why flowers change colour 63 Views
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Life is the body'S light
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Departure of the Good Daemon 60 Views
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Up Scoble 60 Views
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His desire 59 Views
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Mrs eliz: wheeler, under the name of thelost shepherdess
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To anthea, who may command him any thing
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Litany to the Holy Spirit
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Pardons 58 Views
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Rewards 57 Views
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Another 56 Views
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Miseries 56 Views
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To His Honoured and Most Ingenious Friend Mr. Charles Cotton
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To silvia
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His sailing from julia
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To violets
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Love, what it is
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The Night Piece, To Julia
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Nothing free-cost 52 Views
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Corinna's Going A-Maying
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Felicity quick of flight 51 Views
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On a perfumed lady 50 Views
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A Conjuration To Electra
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An epitaph upon a child 49 Views
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His poetry his pillar
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His wish to privacy 49 Views
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To anthea 49 Views
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To his saviour, a child;a present, by a child
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To the Western Wind
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A paranaeticall, or advisive verseto his friend, mr john wicks
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The bride-cake
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To his sweet saviour 48 Views
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A panegyric to sir lewis pemberton
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Another Grace For A Child 46 Views
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On love
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The dirge of jephthah'S daughter:sung by the virgins
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The rock of rubies, and the quarry ofpearls 46 Views
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The watch 46 Views
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To his conscience
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Upon a child 44 Views
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A pastoral sung to the king
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To carnations: a song 43 Views
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To laurels
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His loss 42 Views
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To the handsome mistress grace potter 42 Views
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Upon a maid 42 Views
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Oberon's Feast
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The wounded heart 40 Views
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Upon her eyes 40 Views
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How his soul came ensnared 38 Views
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The voice and viol 38 Views
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An ode of the birth of our saviour
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Barley-break; or, last in hell 36 Views
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To groves
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His request to julia
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His Wish To God
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An epitaph upon a virgin 31 Views
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To sapho
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To the maids, to walk abroad
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The present time best pleaseth
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To live freely 27 Views
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