The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 17/Epigram in a Maid of Honour's Prayer Book
IN A MAID OF HONOUR'S PRAYER BOOK.
WHEN Israel's daughters mourn'd their past offences,
They dealt in sackcloth, and turn'd cinder-wenches:
But Richmond's fair ones never spoil their locks;
They use white powder, and wear Holland smocks.
O comely church! where females find clean linen
As decent to repent in, as to sin in.