Upon the Loss of his Mistresses

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
1I have lost, and lately, these
2Many dainty mistresses:
3Stately Julia, prime of all;
4Sappho next, a principal;
5Smooth Anthea, for a skin
6White, and heaven-like crystalline;
7Sweet Electra, and the choice
8Myrrha, for the lute, and voice;
9Next, Corinna, for her wit,
10And the graceful use of it;
11With Perilla; all are gone;
12Only Herrick's left alone
13For to number sorrow by
14Their departures hence, and die.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1.196.