She said: “Shall I keep on my shift?”
I said: “Never can a woman make a lovelier gift.
Than utter nakedness.” O! short-lived days of Spring!
That start with laughter, and end in pandering.
Joy! Ashtaroth unmasked: Ecstasy, Isis bare.
Have you at times looked at a rising star?
A gorgeous spectacle! “Well, here I am!” said she
And thus did Venus stand for Adonis to see.
Victor Hugo (Nuda)