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Quotation by George Herbert
At first thou gav'st me milk and sweetnesses; I had my wish and way: My dayes were straw'd with flow'rs and happinesse; There was no month but May. But with my yeares sorrow did twist and grow, And made a partie unawares for wo.
George Herbert (1593–1633), British poet. Affliction (l. 19–24). . .
Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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