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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Robert Herrick. 1591–1674
  
264. To Dianeme
  
SWEET, be not proud of those two eyes 
Which starlike sparkle in their skies; 
Nor be you proud that you can see 
All hearts your captives, yours yet free; 
Be you not proud of that rich hair         5
Which wantons with the love-sick air; 
Whenas that ruby which you wear, 
Sunk from the tip of your soft ear, 
Will last to be a precious stone 
When all your world of beauty's gone.  10
 
 
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