For Lise, who requested to be portrayed as a nun
I thought you’d be content, as you’re full grown, to be
A dazzling Venus in my picture;
But since you now request of me
That as a nun I shall depict you,
This thereby halves the difficulties I foresee,
For, lovely Lise, since I’d not offend good taste,
Your portrait as a nun should reach but to the waist.