Treasure Island

Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

ANTHEA'S RETRACTATION


Anthea laugh'd, and, fearing lest excess
Might stretch the cords of civil comeliness
She with a dainty blush rebuked her face,
And call'd each line back to his rule and space.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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