If thou dislik’st the Piece thou light’st on first;
Thinke that of All, that I have writ, the worst:
But if thou read’st my Book unto the end,
And still do’st this, and that verse, reprehend:
O Perverse man! If All disgustfull be,
The Extreame Scabbe take thee, and thine, for me.
Robert Herrick, “To the Soure Reader” (courtesy of Hannah Farber)