by Robert Herrick

WOULD ye oil of blossoms get ?
Take it from my Julia's sweat :
Oil of lilies and of spike ?
From her moisture take the like,
Let her breathe, or let her blow,
All rich spices thence will flow.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 54.

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