Quotation by Robert Herrick

You have beheld a smiling Rose
When Virgins hands have drawn
O'r it a Cobweb-Lawne:
And here, you see, this Lilly shows,
Tomb'd in a Christal stone,
More faire in this transparent case,
Than when it grew alone;
And had but single grace.
Robert Herrick (1591–1674), British poet. The Lilly in a Christal (l. 1–8). . .

Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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