At first thou gav’st me milk and sweetnesses; I had my wish and way: My days were straw’d with flow’rs and happinesses; There was no moneth* but May. But with my yeares sorrow did twist and grow, And made a party unawares for wo.
"Affliction" The Temple George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 40.
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