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.
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.
Created by Anniina Jokinen on September 27, 1998.