NO LOATHSOMENESS IN LOVE.|
By Robert Herrick
WHAT I fancy I approve,
No dislike there is in love :
Be my mistress short or tall,
And distorted therewithal :
Be she likewise one of those,
That an acre hath of nose :
Be her forehead and her eyes
Full of incongruities :
Be her cheeks so shallow too,
As to show her tongue wag through ;
Be her lips ill hung or set,
And her grinders black as jet :
Hath she thin hair, hath she none,
She's to me a paragon.
Bernardo Strozzi. Old Woman at the Mirror. c.1615.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 11.
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