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Poem by Robert Herrick


The Fairies


If ye will with Mab find grace,
Set each platter in his place;
Rake the fire up, and get
Water in, ere sun be set.
Wash your pails and cleanse your dairies,
Sluts are loathsome to the fairies;
Sweep your house; Who doth not so,
Mab will pinch her by the toe.



Robert Herrick


Robert Herrick's other poems:
  1. To Sapho
  2. Things Mortal Still Mutable (Epigram)
  3. Dean-Bourn, a Rude River in Devon
  4. His Teares to Thamasis
  5. The Old Wives' Prayer


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Allingham The Fairies ("Up the airy mountain")

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