Quotation by Robert Herrick

O native country, repossessed by thee!
For, rather than I'll to the West return,
I'll beg of thee first here to have mine urn.
Weak I am grown, and must in short time fall;
Give thou my sacred relics burial.
Robert Herrick (1591–1674), British poet. His Return to London (l. 16–20). . .

Faber Book of Poems and Places, The. Geoffrey Grigson, ed. (1980) Faber and Faber.
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