Epigram 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.
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