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Upon Julia's Clothes

Upon Julia's Clothes

by Robert Herrick

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Robert Herrick lived until he was 83, which is quite a long while for a dude from the 1600s. He was an old, old man. (Source.)

You might be surprised to learn that Herrick, who seemed to love the ladies, ended up being an Episcopal minster. (Source.)

Herrick was a bit of a fanboy when it came to fellow poet Ben Jonson. He even joined a group called Sons of Ben. (Source.)

Herrick's major contribution to English literature, a volume entitled Hesperides (1648), contains over 1000 poems. Talk about prolific. (Source.)

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