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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Robert Herrick. 1591–1674
  
249. To the Western Wind
  
SWEET western wind, whose luck it is, 
  Made rival with the air, 
To give Perenna's lip a kiss, 
  And fan her wanton hair: 
 
Bring me but one, I'll promise thee,         5
  Instead of common showers, 
Thy wings shall be embalm'd by me, 
  And all beset with flowers. 
 
 
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