Fay Slimm.





I wish thee to colour her 
in rightful shades.
Portraits without intrigue 
frighten a Lady.

Paint her ambitious 
and thou see her wrong.
Pencil her ugly, 
thy neck may get strung.

Crayon her wistful 
and that may\'st not fit.
Pastel her jealous 
and thou wilt regret it.

Sketch her romantic 
and thou draweth near.
Colour her lovely 
and thou needst not fear.

Portraits commissioned 
by patron\'s contrivance
meant artists were paid
if they portrayed wisely.