It isn't gowns that lovers love, but what bellies out the gowns.
In Sonnet 136 he prays her to allow him to be one of her lovers.
And certainly, if his place is among the poets, he is the leader of all the lovers.
And suspicion grew to certainty that she and Reid were lovers.
We girls used to wonder what the lovers talked about while they waited for the traitor.
"What a lot of bosh is talked about lovers," his comment ran.
Lovers of aerial navigation have otherwise not much left to wish for.
It was a heavy night, and in it there was no place for love or lovers' tenderness.
Yet lovers in real life are, so far as I have observed them, bores.
It was they who first questioned the petals of flowers for their lovers' loyalty.