Poem 9

Like Lily Leaves

Although presented as an independent poem in Alice Eardley’s edition, we do not consider the lines beginning (in our transcription of Poem 9) with
Like Lilly leaves Sprinkled w:th Damaſk Roſe
to be a separate poem. Instead, we read the notes in the left margin of the manuscript page next to these lines as indicators that these lines form an insertion in the next poem, Upon the Death of my deare and lovly Daughter J. P.10 Marginal notes in both poems indicate where these lines should be inserted. We have therefore added them at that point in the next poem in this edition.
Edited by Leah Knight and Wendy Wall