"Do you not remember Jeanie,
How she met them in the moonlight,
Took their gifts both choice and many,
Ate their fruits and wore their flowers
Plucked from bowers
Where summer ripens at all hours?" (147-152)
Jeanie is used as a cautionary tale in this poem – an example of what happens to women who eat the fruit but don't have a sister to redeem them. The word "bowers" here could have a double meaning, since "bower" can mean both a shady part of a garden and a woman's dressing room. And "plucking flowers" from a woman's private dressing room sounds an awful lot like a metaphor for sex.