by Robert Herrick

LIKE to a bride, come forth, my book, at last,
With all thy richest jewels overcast ;
Say, if there be, 'mongst many gems here, one
Deserveless of the name of paragon ;
Blush not at all for that, since we have set
Some pearls on queens that have been counterfeit.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 92.

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