Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Lawn as white as driven snow,
Cyprus black as e'er was crow,
Gloves as sweet as damask roses,
Masks for faces and for noses.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Autolycus, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 4, l. 218-21.
Singing his catalog of wares, linen ("lawn"), crepe (imported from Cyprus), and masks used by women to protect their faces.