THE SILKEN SNAKE.
For sport my Julia threw a lace
Of silk and silver at my face :
Watchet the silk was, and did make
A show, as if't 'ad been a snake :
The suddenness did me afright;
But though it scar'd, it did not bite.
Lace, a girdle.
Watchet, pale blue
Palma Vecchio (1480-1528). A Blonde Woman.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 145.
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