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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

The New Year’s Gift

Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

LET others look for pearl and gold,

Tissues and tabbies manifold:

One only lock of that sweet hay

Whereon the blessèd baby lay,

Or one poor swaddling-clout, shall be

The richest New Year’s gift to me.