"Lawn as white ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

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
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.

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