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MY LADY'S GLEAMING GEMS, by            
First Line: My lady's decked with gleaming stones
Last Line: To me, beside my lady's worth.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Stones; Women; Granite; Rocks

My Lady's decked with gleaming stones,
Her lovely neck and arms, when bare,
Are fitting settings for the rare
And costly jewels that she owns;
Her pearls, inchained, that beautify,
Are rivaled by my Lady's tears,
Her opal's fire disappears
When matched with glances of her eye.

I would I owned the Indies old,
If jewels give my Lady joy,
An ungauged fortune I'd employ
To shower her with gems and gold;
But all the precious stones of Earth,
If gathered in a mammoth pile,
Would seem but dross, and not worth while
To me, beside my Lady's worth.

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