TO HIS MISTRESSES. (II).|
by Robert Herrick
PUT Off your silks, and piece by piece
Give them the scent of ambergris ;
And for your breaths, too, let them smell
Ambrosia-like, or nectarel ;
While other gums their sweets perspire,
By your own jewels set on fire.
Nectarel, like nectar.
Raphael. Venus, Ceres, and Juno. 1517.
Loggia di Psiche, Villa Farnesina, Rome.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 22.
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