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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
On the Eyes and Breasts of the Lady on Whom He Was Enamoured
LADY, 1 on your eyes I gazed;
    When amazed
  At their brightness,
On your breasts I cast a look,
    No less took        5
  With their whiteness:
Both I justly did admire,
These all snow and those all fire.
Whilst these wonders I survey’d,
    Thus I said        10
  In suspense:
Nature could have done no less,
    To express
  Her providence,
Than that two such fair worlds might        15
Have two suns to give them light.
Note 1. From Wit’s Recreations, 1663. [back]

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