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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
The Glove
By Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
 
THOU 1 more than most sweet glove,
Unto my more sweet love,
Suffer me to store with kisses
This empty lodging that now misses
The pure rosy hand that ware thee,        5
Whiter than the kid that bare thee.
Thou art soft, but that was softer;
Cupid’s self hath kissed it ofter
Than e’er he did his mother’s doves,
Supposing her the queen of loves,        10
That was thy mistress, best of gloves.
 
Note 1. From Cynthia’s Revels, 1601. [back]
 
 
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