POORE silly soul, whose hope and head lies low; Whose flat delights on earth do creep and grow: To whom the starres shine not so faire, as eyes; Nor solid work, as false embroyderies; Hark and beware, lest what you now do measure, And write for sweet, prove a most sowre displeasure.
The Temple George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 113.
"The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1450–1516) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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