Don Juan 04-110
Canto the Fourth

Oh! "darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,"
 As some one somewhere sings about the sky,
And I, ye learned ladies, say of you;
 They say your stockings are so (Heaven knows why,
I have examined few pair of that hue);
 Blue as the garters which serenely lie
Round the Patrician left-legs, which adorn
The festal midnight, and the levee morn.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)