Quotation by Sir William Davenant

Go! dive into the Southern Sea, and when
Th'ast found, to trouble the nice sight of men,
A swelling pearl, and such whose single worth
Boasts all the wonders which the seas bring forth,
Give it Endymion's love, whose ev'ry tear
Would more enrich the skilful jeweller.
Sir William Davenant (1606–1668), British poet. For the Lady Olivia Porter; a Present upon a New Year's Day (l. 9–14).

OBS. Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.
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