The School Bag

Delight in Disorder

Robert Herrick
A sweet disorder in the dresse
Kindles in cloathes a wantonnesse;
A Lawne about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distraction;
An erring lace, which here and there
Enthrals the Crimson Stomacher;
A Cuffe neglectful, and thereby
Ribbands to flow confusedly;
A winning wave (deserving Note)
In the tempestuous petticote:
A carelesse shooe-string, in whose tye
I see a wilde civility:
Doe more bewitch me, than when Art
Is too precise in every part.