Original Text: 
A Poetical Rhapsody 1602-1621, ed. Hyder Edward Rollins (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1931): I, 230 (no. 169 in the 1602 edition). PR 1209 R6 Robarts Library.
2    It doth so well become her:
3For eu'ry season she hath dressings fitt,
4    For Winter, Spring, and Summer.
5No Beautie shee doth misse,
6    When all her Robes are on:
7But Beauties selfe shee is,
8    When all her Robes are gone.


1] For parallels in French, Greek, and Latin works, see Rollins, II: 187-88. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.