Quotation by Mother Goose

In marble halls as white as milk,
Lined with a skin as soft as silk,
Within a fountain crystal-clear,
A golden apple doth appear.
No doors there are to this stronghold,
Yet thieves break in and steal the gold.
Mother Goose (fl. 17th–18th century. In marble walls as white as milk (Riddle: An Egg) (l. 1–6). . .

Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, comps. (1955) Oxford University Press.
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