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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Delight in Disorder
By Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
 
A SWEET disorder in the dress
Kindles in clothes a wantonness:
A Lawn about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distractión—
An erring Lace, which here and there        5
Enthralls the crimson Stomacher—
A Cuffe neglectful, and thereby
Ribbands to flow confusedly—
A winning wave (deserving Note)
In the tempestuous petticoat—        10
A careless shoestring, in whose tye
I see a wild civility—
Do more bewitch me, than when Art
Is too precise in every part.
 
 
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