Portsmouth's Looking Glass

Lord John Wilmot 1647 (Ditchley, Oxfordshire) – 1680 (Woodstock, Oxfordshire)



Methinks I see you, newly risen
From your embroider'd Bed and pissing,
With studied mien and much grimace,
Present yourself before your glass,
To vanish and smooth o'er those graces,
You rubb'd off in your Night Embraces.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 23, 2023

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Stanza Lengths 6

Lord John Wilmot

John Wilmot was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court. more…

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