UPON THE NIPPLES OF JULIA'S BREAST
HAVE ye beheld (with much delight)|
A red rose peeping through a white ?
Or else a cherry, double grac'd,
Within a lily centre plac'd ?
Or ever mark'd the pretty beam
A strawberry shows half-drown'd in cream ?
Or seen rich rubies blushing through
A pure smooth pearl and orient too ?
So like to this, nay all the rest,
Is each neat niplet of her breast.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 203.
Portrait of a Woman Revealing Her Breasts.
Tintoretto, c.1570. Museo del Prado, Madrid.
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