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   English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
212. Whenas in Silks
 
Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
 
 
WHENAS in silks my Julia goes
Then, then (methinks) how sweetly flows
That liquefaction of her clothes.
 
Next, when I cast mine eyes and see
That brave vibration each way free;        5
O how that glittering taketh me!
 

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