|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Some asked me where the rubies grew,|
And nothing I did say,
But with my finger pointed to
The lips of Julia.
HerrickThe Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie of Pearls.
| Lips are no part of the head, only made for a double-leaf door for the mouth.|
| Divers philosophers hold that the lips is parcel of the mouth.|
Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I. Sc. 1. Theobalds reading is mind. Pope changed mouth to mind.
|Her lips were red, and one was thin,|
Compared to that was next her chin,
(Some bee had stung it newly).
SucklingA Ballad Upon a Wedding. St. 11.
|With that she dasht her on the lippes,|
So dyed double red;
Hard was the heart that gave the blow,
Soft were those lippes that bled.
William WarnerAlbions England. Bk. VIII. Ch. XLI. St. 53.
|As a pomegranate, cut in twain,|
White-seeded is her crimson mouth.
Oscar WildeLa Bella Donna della Mia Mente.