Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WHEN HE WOULD HAVE HIS VERSES READ, by ROBERT HERRICK

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WHEN HE WOULD HAVE HIS VERSES READ, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: In sober mornings, do not thou rehearse
Last Line: Let rigid cato read these lines of mine.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets

In sober mornings, doe not thou rehearse
The holy incantation of a verse;
But when that men have both well drunke, and fed,
Let my Enchantments then be sung, or read.
When Laurell spirts 'ith fire, and when the Hearth
Smiles to it selfe, and guilds the roofe with mirth;
When up the Thyrse is rais'd, and when the sound
Of sacred Orgies flyes, A round, A round.
When the Rose raignes, and locks with ointments shine,
Let rigid Cato read these Lines of mine.

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