by Robert Herrick

INSTEAD of orient pearls of jet
I sent my love a carcanet ;
About her spotless neck she knit
The lace, to honour me or it :
Then think how rapt was I to see
My jet t'enthral such ivory.

Carcanet, necklace.
Lace, any kind of girdle ; used here for necklace.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 15.

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