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His Desire

by Robert Herrick, 1648

Give me a man that is not dull
When all the world with rifts is full;
But unamaz’d dares clearly sing,
Whenas the roof’s a-tottering:
And, though it falls, continues still
Tickling the cittern with his quill.

Published in Hesperides

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