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Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick (baptised 24 August 1591–buried 15 October 1674) was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for Hesperides, a book of poems. This includes the carpe diem poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time", with the first line "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1591 (London), Died 1674 (Devon)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 39451 10-in. 6/16/1914 Cherry ripe Thamzene Cox Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 30112 12-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 Cherry ripe Lillian Blauvelt Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W146343 10-in. 5/25/1928 Passing by Walter Golde ; Louis Graveure Tenor vocal solo, with piano author  
Edison 4935 10-in. 8/18/1916 I love you truly Wilfred Glenn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7409 10-in. 6/16/1920 Passing by Paul Reimers Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Herrick, Robert," accessed July 30, 2021,

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"Herrick, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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