Robert Herrick


AS shows the air when with a rainbow grac'd,
So smiles that riband 'bout my Julia's waist
Or like—nay 'tis that zonulet of love,
Wherein all pleasures of the world are wove.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 47.

Venus and Amor. (c.1536?)
Lucas Cranach, the Younger.
Alte Pinakothek, Munich.

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