TO JULIA. (I)
by Robert Herrick
HOW rich and pleasing thou, my Julia, art
In each thy dainty and peculiar part!
First, for thy queenship, on thy head is set
Of flowers a sweet commingled coronet :
About thy neck a carcanet is bound,
Made of the ruby, pearl and diamond :
A golden ring that shines upon thy thumb:
About thy wrist, the rich dardanium.*
Between thy breasts (than down of swans more white)
There plays the sapphire with the chrysolite.
No part besides must of thyself be known,
But by the topaz, opal, calcedon.
* Dardanium, a bracelet, from Dardanus so called.
(Note in the original edition.)
Rembrandt. Flora. 1634.
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 34-5.
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