Wednesday, May 25, 2005

To Sour Readers...

...with some help from Robert Herrick, circa 1648:

If thou dislik'st the piece thou light'st on first,
Think that of all that I have writ the worst;
But if thou read'st my book unto the end,
And still dost this and that verse reprehend,
O perverse man! If all disgustful be,
The extreme scab take thee and thine, for me.

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