by Robert Herrick

WHENAS in silks my Julia goes,
Then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows
That liquefaction of her clothes.

Next, when I cast mine eyes and see
That brave vibration each way free ;
O how that glittering taketh me !

Abraham van den Tempel: The town of Leyden receives the cloth industry. 1651.
Abraham van den Tempel, 1651. Detail from
The Town of Leyden Receives The Cloth Industry.

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Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 77.

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