Upon the Nipples of Julia's Breast

Publication Date: July 22, 2011

Chapter: English Literature in the Early Seventeenth Century

At what point does classic literature become NSFW? 'Cause seriously, Herrick devoted an entire poem to metaphors detailing the awesomeness of Julia's nipples. He did this, I'll remind you, in 1648.

It's strange how we think of the past as so conservative, yet these poems would've been on everyone's bookshelf in the Seventeenth Century. These days, I can't really see poems about a woman's boobs getting a lot of play on the New York Times "Best Seller" list.

Now then, I know that quite a few ladies read this comic, so to you I'll ask: if a dude wrote a poem about how awesome your nipples were, would be more likely to love him more, dump his ass to the curb, or throw a carving knife at his head? Choose wisely.

Author: Robert Herrick • Year: 1648 • Info: Luminarium

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