There was a girl in our town, Silk an'satin was her gown, Silk an'satin, gold an' velvet, Guess her name, three times I've telled it.Quoted in James Orchard Halliwell The Nursery Rhymes of England (1842). The answer, of course, is'Ann'.
Where's the man could ease a heart Like a satin gown?1926 Enough Rope,'The Satin Dress', stanza1.
HENRY: Now it is necessary to court her, and win her, and put on this clean dressing gown, and cut my various nails, and drink something that will kill the millions of germs in my mouth, and say something flattering, and be witty and bonny, and hale and kinky, all just to ease this wrinkle in the groin. It seems a high price.Donald Barthelme
The sign work of the Orient it runneth up and down; The Talmud stalks from right to left, a rabbi in a gown; The Roman rolls from left to right from Maytime unto May; But the gods shake up their symbols in an absent-minded way. Their language runs to circles like the language of the eyes, Emphasised by strange dilations with little panting sighs.nathalia crane
After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.Douglas Jerrold, A Wedding-Gown, Jerrold's Wit.
Data fata secutus. In length of train descends her sweeping gown; And by her graceful walk the Queen of Love is known.Complying with his declared fate.
The autumn days grow short and cold; / It's Christmas time again. / Then snows of winter slowly melt. / The day grows short, / And then... / He turns the seasons around, / And so she changes... her gown: / Mother Earth... and Father Time. / [words are slowly being reduced to a whisper] How very special are we... / For just a moment... to be... / Part of life's... eternal... rhyme.Who: Charlotte A. Cavatica