IN THE DARK NONE DAINTY.
by Robert Herrick
NIGHT hides our thefts, all faults then pardon'd be ;
All are alike fair when no spots we see.
Lais and Lucrece in the night-time are
Pleasing alike, alike both singular :
Jone and my lady have at that time one,
One and the self-same priz'd complexion :
Then please alike the pewter and the plate,
The chosen ruby, and the reprobate.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 8.