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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
 
Clothes Do but Cheat and Cozen Us
By Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
 
(Songs from Hesperides, 1648)

AWAY with silks, away with lawn,
I’ll have no scenes or curtains drawn;
Give me my mistress as she is,
Dress’d in her nak’d simplicities:
For as my heart e’en so mine eye        5
Is won with flesh, not drapery.
 
 
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