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Author QuotedRobert Herrick
Title QuotedHesperides: or the Works both Humane and Divine of Robert Herrick, Esq. / British Poets, edited by F.J. Child
Date (Year/Month/Day)1940/11/03
ImprintBoston / New York : Little. Brown / James S. Dickerson, 1856
QuotationAnother thing: I am no longer sore at Herrick, or not as sore as I was. I think he is a Highschool boy, yes. But he has some fine lines and slick ideas... "The Argument of His Book" (Hesperides) is good. Some lines from a long epigram "Upon M. Ben Jonson" are very good. Some lines from the "Farewell to Sack" are fine. I take back what I have said about Herrick, except I am tired of poems about how drunk we all love to get.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 250-51
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