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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
Upon Julia’s Recovery
By Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
DROOP, droop, no more, or hang the head,
Ye roses almost witherèd;
Now strength and newer purple get,
Each here declining violet;
O primroses! let this day be        5
A resurrection unto ye,
And to all flowers allied in blood,
Or sworn to that sweet sisterhood:
For health on Julia’s cheek hath shed
Claret and cream comminglèd;        10
And those her lips do now appear
As beams of coral, but more clear.

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