Saturday Sayings – Color

(Henry) Austin Dobson, by Frank Brooks (died 1...

(Henry) Austin Dobson, by Frank Brooks (died 1937). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Ladies of St. James’s!
They’re painted to the eyes;
Their white it stays forever,
Their red it never dies:
But Phyllida, my Phyllida!
Her color comes and goes;
It trembles to a lily,–
It wavers to a rose.

Henry Austin Dobson The Ladies of St. James’s. Stanza 4

Oh, to be changeable but true!

How better than being permanently false!

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