by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

The bondman
Language: English 
Bind me but to thee with thine hair,
And quickly I shall be
Made by that fetter or that snare
A bondman unto thee.
Or if thou tak'st that bond away,
Then bore me through the ear,
And by the law I ought to stay
For ever with thee here.


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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 50