Tom Cain and Ruth Connolly (eds), The Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick, Vol. 2
Critical ApparatusOn a proud Mistress
- Critical Apparatus1Tho mayst be proude and bee thou soe for mee
- Critical Apparatus2yett knowe, there rests one death for thee and mee:
- Critical Apparatus3whenas (poor wretch) our softer frayletyes must
- Critical Apparatus4 bee lost in blended dust,
- Critical Apparatus5That Charnell house, that keepes us both, shall signe
- Critical Apparatus6noe neate distinction 'twixt thy bones and mine.
- Critical Apparatus7And when to hell our two leane shades must come
- Critical Apparatus8where that grimm Judge shall giroe to each it's doome;
- Critical Apparatus9Think'st thou thy pride, forme, couler then cann ffee
- 10 him not to censure thee?
- Critical Apparatus11Noe: (wretched soule!) there sitts a just Judge blinde Critical Apparatus12which not respects thy body, but thy minde.
- pg 155Critical Apparatus13Then for my plea in Acorne cupps I'le show
- Critical Apparatus14those too trew teares which from mine eyes did flowe.
- Critical Apparatus15And all my sighes through silke-wormes baggs shall sound
- Critical Apparatus16 Thou gav'st my dyinge wound.
- Critical Apparatus17Will Justice then, when theise have sworne thy guilt,
- Critical Apparatus18Ah! not revenge the blood which thou hast spilt?
Emendations to copytext (MS 37.1)
Title italics supplied
Heading: On a proud Mrs] Of a proud Mrs BDC5 To a disdaynefull fayre BL33 no heading BD57 BLE2 BN24
1–2 Cf. MS 9.45–6 'whether in the morne or noone | of your bewtie, death comes soone'.
2 rests] is BD57 BLE2 BN24
one] a Ω
thee and mee] ^mee and thee^ BDC5 BLE2 me and thee BL33
3 when:as] whenas
3 (poor] ^⁓ BD57 BDC5 BLE2 BN24
wretch)] wretches BDC5 soules) BL33 soules BD57 BLE2 BN24
softer] weaker BL33
4 Cf. 670.38–9 'Both to be blended in the Urn | From whence there's never a return'.
4 blended] blinded BN24
5 That] The BDC5
that] which BLE2
6 noe] does not copy BDC5
neate] neare BLE2
7 shades] Soules BD57
must come] does not copy BD57
8 grimm] just BD57
it's] his BD57
9 forme] ⁓ ,
9 Cf. 138.4–5 'And ask, Where's now the colour, forme and trust | Of Womans beauty?'
9 forme] some BDC5
couler] ruler BDC5
then] there BDC5 BD57
11 Noe] Know BD57
(wretched soule!)] ^⁓⁓^ BDC5 BD57
there] a BD57
sitts]⁓: BDC5 judge BD57
a iust Judge blinde] thou there shall finde BD57
12 Which] who BDC5 BD57
thy] the BD57
13 Then] And BD57
Acorne] Acornes BDC5
14 teew] trew
14 trew] last BD57
15 silke:wormes] silke-worme BD57
16 my] me BD57
dyinge] deadly BD57
BDC5 does not copy ll. 17–18.
17 Will] Can BD57
18 which] that BD57