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An Eare-Stringe

An Eare-Stringe

‘Tis vayne to add a ring or gemme,
Your eare itselfe outpasseth them.

When idle words are passing here,
I warne and pull you by the eare.

This silken chayne stands wayting here
For golden tongues to tye on there.

Here silken twynes, there locks you see
Now tell me which the softer bee?



Poem An Eare-Stringe - William Strode