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Quotation by Robert Herrick
Here she lies (in bed of spice) Fair as Eve in Paradise: For her beauty it was such Poets could not praise too much. Virgins come, and in a ring Her supremest requiem sing; When depart, but see ye tread Lightly, lightly o'er the dead.
Robert Herrick (1591–1674), British poet. Upon a Maid (l. 1–8). . .
Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
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