by Robert Herrick

WILL ye hear what I can say
Briefly of my Julia ?
Black and rolling is her eye,
Double-chinn'd and forehead high ;
Lips she has all ruby red,
Cheeks like cream enclareted ;
And a nose that is the grace
And proscenium of her face.
So that we may guess by these
The other parts will richly please.

Titian (1490-1576). Violante.
Titian (1490-1576). Violante.
From Web Gallery of Art.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 173.

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