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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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