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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.

Robert Herrick. 1591–1674

256. Cherry-Ripe

CHERRY-RIPE, ripe, ripe, I cry, 
Full and fair ones; come and buy. 
If so be you ask me where 
They do grow, I answer: There 
Where my Julia’s lips do smile;         5
There ‘s the land, or cherry-isle, 
Whose plantations fully show 
All the year where cherries grow.