The2 perfumed powder in’s long curls of hair
Were like3 lime-twigs to catch a maid that’s fair.
His glist’ring suit, which every seam Pride laced,4
Was5 made a bawd for to corrupt the chaste.
A cut-work band, which vanity had wrought, 5
The6 price by which his mistress’s7 love was bought;8
Silk stockings, garters, roses, all of gold,
Were9 bribes by which his mistress’s love did10 hold.
His11 several colored ribbons he did wear,12
Were pages, which to her did letters bear.13 10
Feathers, like sails, did14 wave with every wind,
Yet by these15 sails he finds his mistress kind.
His flatt’ring16 tongue persuades17 a simple maid
That18 all is truth, when all is19 false he said.
- A Masquer Dressed by Vanity] A Masquer drest by Vanity, spoke the Epilogue; his Dresse. 1653
- The] His 1653
- Were like] He made 1653
- which every seam Pride laced,] whose Seams by Pride were Lac’d, 1664; whose Seams, by Pride, were Lac’d, 1668
- Was] Is 1653
- The] A 1653
- mistress’s] Mistresse 1653
- bought;] brought. 1653
- Were] Are 1653
- mistress’s love did] Mistresse Love doth 1653
- His] The 1664, 1668
- he did wear,] which he weares, 1653
- Were pages, which to her did letters bear.] As Pages to his Mistresse Letters beares. 1653
- did] which 1653
- these] those 1653
- flatt’ring] Flattering 1653
- persuades] deludes 1653
- That] Perswades her 1653
- all is] all’s 1653