Wreathed Smiles

Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee
Jest, and youthful jollity,

John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2

Quips and cranks and wanton wiles,
Nods and becks and wreathed smiles.

From John Milton’s L’Allegro (1631)

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