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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

The Glove

Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

THOU more than most sweet glove,

Unto my more sweet love,

Suffer me to store with kisses

This empty lodging that now misses

The pure rosy hand that ware thee,

Whiter than the kid that bare thee.

Thou art soft, but that was softer;

Cupid’s self hath kissed it ofter

Than e’er he did his mother’s doves,

Supposing her the queen of loves,

That was thy mistress, best of gloves.