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Another To His Saviour

by Robert Herrick, 1647

If Thou be’st taken, God forbid
I fly from Thee, as others did:
But if Thou wilt so honour me
As to accept my company,
I’ll follow Thee, hap hap what shall,
Both to the judge and judgment hall:
And, if I see Thee posted there,
To be all-flayed with whipping-cheer,
I’ll take my share; or else, my God,
Thy stripes I’ll kiss, or burn the rod.

Published in Noble Numbers

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