Is a precious jewel for one to treasure,
It doth oneself with beauty adorn...
Is a renewal, valued too in measure,
A prettiness upon a person worn...
itself a virtue is a quality of moral excellence in a person, a good habit
or practice. But it may also refer to chastity alone, the
habit of purity in thought, body and
In a maiden, boy or unmarried
man, it goes hand in hand with virginity, a quality much to be sought
after, honored, esteemed and kept, in spite of the temptations of the flesh
in the world.
If lost, the habit of chastity may be recaptured as a virtue. In poetry, it may also be said:
While virtue may be lost,
passing pleasure, fleeting;
Its path again may
happy there the meeting...