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Quotation by Robert Herrick
See where she comes, and smell how all the street, Breathes vineyards and pomegranates: oh, how sweet! As a fired altar is each stone, Perspiring pounded cinnamon. The phoenix-nest, Built up of odours, burneth in her breast. Who therein would not consume His soul to ash-heaps in that rich perfume,
Robert Herrick (1591–1674), British poet. A Nuptial Song, or Epithalamie, on Sir Clipseby Crew and His Lady (l. 21–28). . .
Seventeenth-Century Verse and Prose, Vols. I–II. Vol. I: 1600–1660; Vol. II: 1660–1700. Helen C. White, Ruth C. Wallerstein, and Ricardo Quintana, eds. (1951, 1952) The Macmillan Company.
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