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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