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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Mouth
 
Some asked me where the rubies grew,
  And nothing I did say,
But with my finger pointed to
  The lips of Julia.
        Herrick—The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie of Pearls.
  1
  Lips are no part of the head, only made for a double-leaf door for the mouth.
        Lyly—Midas.
  2
  Divers philosophers hold that the lips is parcel of the mouth.
        Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I. Sc. 1. Theobald’s reading is “mind.” Pope changed “mouth” to “mind.”
  3
Her lips were red, and one was thin,
Compared to that was next her chin,
    (Some bee had stung it newly).
        Suckling—A Ballad Upon a Wedding. St. 11.
  4
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 Warner—Albion’s England. Bk. VIII. Ch. XLI. St. 53.
  5
As a pomegranate, cut in twain,
White-seeded is her crimson mouth.
        Oscar Wilde—La Bella Donna della Mia Mente.
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