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SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: 7. THE MEASURE OF BEAUTY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give beauty all her right
Last Line: My sovereign is as sweet and fair.
Subject(s): Beauty; Worship


Give beauty all her right;
She 's not to one form tied.
Each shape yields fair delight,
Where her perfections bide.
Helen I grant might pleasing be,
And Rosamond was as sweet as she.
Some the quick eye commends,
Some swelling lips and red;
Pale looks have many friends,
Through sacred sweetness bred.
Meadows have flowers that pleasure move,
Though roses are the flowers of love.
Free beauty is not bound
To one unmoved clime.
She visits every ground,
And favours every time.
Let the old loves with mine compare,
My sovereign is as sweet and fair.








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