Don Juan 04-114
Canto the Fourth
Some went off dearly; fifteen hundred dollars
 For one Circassian, a sweet girl, were given,
Warranted virgin; beauty's brightest colours
 Had deck'd her out in all the hues of heaven:
Her sale sent home some disappointed bawlers,
 Who bade on till the hundreds reach'd eleven;
But when the offer went beyond, they knew
'T was for the Sultan, and at once withdrew.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)