by Robert Herrick

JUDITH has cast her old skin and got new,
And walks fresh varnish'd to the public view ;
Foul Judith was and foul she will be known
For all this fair transfiguration.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 177.

  Cristofano Allori. Judith with the Head of Holofernes. 1613
Judith with the Head of Holofernes. 1613.
Cristofano Allori. Palazzo Pitti, Florence.

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