Robert Herrick

1591 - 1674

A Quote by Robert Herrick on desires, kiss, and sharing

I dare not ask a kiss; I dare not beg a smile; Lest having that, or this, I might grow proud the while. No, no, the utmost share Of my desire, shall be Only to kiss that air, That lately kissed thee.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Source: Hesperides. To Electra

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A Quote by Robert Herrick on affection and love

You say, to me-wards your affection's strong; Pray love me little, so you love me long.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Source: Hesperides. Love me Little, Love me Long

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A Quote by Robert Herrick on heart, kindness, love, protestantism, and world

Bid me to live, and I will live Thy Protestant to be: Or bid me love, and I will give A loving heart to thee. A heart as soft, a heart as kind, A heart as sound and free, As in the whole world thou canst find, That heart I'll give to thee.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Source: Hesperides. To Anthea, Who May Command Him Anything

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A Quote by Robert Herrick on love

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I do love I know not what; Sometimes this, and sometimes that.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Source: Hesperides. No Luck in Love

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A Quote by Robert Herrick on heart, prayer, and winning

In prayer the lips ne'er act the winning part, Without the sweet concurrence of the heart.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Source: Hesperides. The Heart

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A Quote by Robert Herrick on discontent, government, men, suspicion, and present

Men are suspicious; prone to discontent: Subjects still loathe the present Government.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Source: Hesperides. Present Government Grievous

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A Quote by Robert Herrick

Her pretty feet Like snails did creep A little out, and then, As if they started at bo-peep, Did soon draw in again.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Source: Hesperides. Upon Her Feet

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A Quote by Robert Herrick

"Tis sweet to think on what was hard t'endure.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

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A Quote by Robert Herrick

l saw a fly within a bead Of amber cleanly buried.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Source: On a Fly Buried in Amber

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A Quote by Robert Herrick on abstinence, defense, disease, and virtue

Against diseases the strongest fence is the defensive virtue, abstinence.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

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