Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SILKEN SNAKE, by ROBERT HERRICK



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THE SILKEN SNAKE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: For sport my julia threw a lace
Last Line: But though it scar'd, it did not bite.
Subject(s): Animals; Practical Jokes; Snakes; Pranks; Serpents; Vipers


For sport my Julia threw a Lace
Of silke and silver at my face:
Watchet the silke was; and did make
A shew, as if 't 'ad been a snake:
The suddenness did me affright;
But though it scar'd, it did not bite.





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