TO ANTHEA LYING IN BED.|
by Robert Herrick
SO looks Anthea, when in bed she lies
O'ercome or half betray'd by tiffanies :
Like to a twilight, or that simpering dawn
That roses show when misted o'er with lawn.
Twilight is yet, till that her lawns give way ;
Which done, that dawn turns then to perfect day.
Lawn, fine linen.
Titian. Jupiter and Anthiope.
Detail (Pardo-Venus). 1540-42.
From Web Gallery of Art
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 39.
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