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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. II. The Seventeenth Century: Ben Jonson to Dryden
 
The Rock of Rubies
By Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
 
SOME ask’d me where the Rubies grew:
  And nothing I did say,
But with my finger pointed to
  The lips of Julia.
Some ask’d how Pearls did grow, and where:        5
  Then spoke I to my girl,
To part her lips, and shew me there
  The quarrelets of Pearl.
 
 
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