Hesperides/The Carcanet

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(34.) The Carcanet


Instead of Orient Pearls of Jet,
I sent my Love a Karkanet:
About her spotlesse neck she knit
The lace, to honour me, or it:
Then think how wrapt was I to see
My Jet t'enthrall such Ivorie.


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.