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A Hymn To Venus And Cupid

by Robert Herrick, 1648

Sea-born goddess, let me be
By thy son thus grac’d and thee;
That whene’er I woo, I find
Virgins coy but not unkind.
Let me when I kiss a maid
Taste her lips so overlaid
With love’s syrup, that I may,
In your temple when I pray,
Kiss the altar and confess
There’s in love no bitterness.

Published in Hesperides

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