by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

If nine times you your bridegroom kiss
Language: English 
If nine times you your bridegroom kiss,
The tenth you know the parson's is;
Pay then your tithe; and doing thus,
Prove your bride-bed numerous.
If children you have ten, Sir John
Won't for his tenth part ask you one.

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