Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HOPE, by GEORGE HERBERT

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HOPE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I gave to hope a watch of mine: but he
Last Line: I did expect a ring.
Subject(s): Bible; Hope; Religion; Optimism; Theology

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 optick sent.
With that I gave a viall full of tears;
But he a few green eares.
Ah Loyterer! I'le no more; no more I'le bring:
I did expect a ring.

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