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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
T. Carew
 
LXXXVII. The True Beauty
 
HE that loves a rosy cheek 
  Or a coral lip admires, 
Or from starlike eyes doth seek 
  Fuel to maintain his fires; 
As old Time makes these decay,         5
So his flames must waste away. 
  
But a smooth and steadfast mind, 
  Gentle thoughts, and calm desires, 
Hearts with equal love combined, 
  Kindle never-dying fires:—  10
Where these are not, I despise 
Lovely cheeks or lips or eyes. 
 
 
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