Discontents in Devon

Original Text: 
Robert Herrick, Hesperides (London: for John Williams and F. Eglesfield to be sold by Thomas Hunt, 1648), of which a section called "His Noble Numbers: or, his Pious Pieces" has a separate title-page dated 1647. Facs. edn. Menston: Scolar, 1969. PR 3512 H4 1648A ROBA
2      Since I was born, than here;
3Where I have been, and still am, sad,
4      In this dull Devonshire.
5Yet justly too I must confess,
6      I ne'er invented such
7Ennobled numbers for the press,
8      Than where I loath'd so much.


1] For some years, until he was ejected by the Puritans in 1647, Herrick was vicar of Dean Prior in Devonshire. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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3RP 1.197.