So you write a book titled Walking in Ruins, it gets published and all, and then you find “To Fortune” (1648) by Robert Herrick. Thus:
And the only reason I discovered it now is because there’s suddenly a bIg fuss that it contains the first emoticon, and obviously it kind of does. But you know, only kind of.
It also seems that Herrick may have been the first man in England to have a 1970s perm and mustache: