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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
The New Year’s Gift
By Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
 
LET others look for pearl and gold,
Tissues and tabbies 1 manifold:
One only lock of that sweet hay
Whereon the blessèd baby lay,
Or one poor swaddling-clout, shall be        5
The richest New Year’s gift to me.
 
Note 1. Tabbies: a kind of thick-threaded watered silk. [back]
 
 
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