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Robert Herrick
1591 - 1674


A sweet disorder in the dress

Kindles in clothes a wantonness.

A lawn about the shoulders thrown

Into a fine distraction;

And erring lace, which here and there

Enthralls the crimson stomacher;

A cuff neglectful, and thereby

Ribbands to flow confusedly;

A winning wave  ( deserving note )

In the tempestuous petticoat;

A careless shoe-string, in whose tie

I see a wild civility;

Do more bewitch me, than when art

Is too precise in every part.


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