by Robert Herrick

JULIA was careless, and withal
She rather took than got a fall ;
The wanton ambler chanc'd to see
Part of her legs' sincerity :
And ravish'd thus, it came to pass,
The nag (like to the prophet's ass)
Began to speak, and would have been
A-telling what rare sights he'd seen
And had told all ; but did refrain
Because his tongue was tied again.

Sincerity, purity.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 13.

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