by Robert Herrick

      BIANCHA, let
      Me pay the debt
I owe thee for a kiss
      Thou lent'st to me,
      And I to thee
Will render ten for this.

      If thou wilt say
      Ten will not pay
For that so rich a one ;
      I'll clear the sum,
      If it will come
Unto a million.

      By this, I guess,
      Of happiness
Who has a little measure,
      He must of right
      To th' utmost mite
Make payment of his pleasure.

Bartholomeus Spranger (1546-1611).  Venus and Adonis.
Bartholomeus Spranger (1546-1611). Venus and Adonis.
From The Web Gallery of Art.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 34.

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