by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Welcome, maids‑of‑honour!
Language: English 
Available translation(s): SPA
Welcome, maids-of-honour!
You do bring
In the spring,
And wait upon her.

She has virgins many,
Fresh and fair;
Yet you are
More sweet than any.

You're the maiden posies,
And so grac'd
To be plac'd
'Fore damask roses.

Yet, though thus respected,
By-and-by
Ye do lie,
Poor girls, neglected.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 50