To Dianeme

Portrait of a Woman (La Bella). Palma il Vecchio.


To Dianeme

Robert Herrick


Sweet, be not proud of those two eyes

Which starlike sparkle in their skies;

Nor be you proud, that you can see

All hearts your captives; yours yet free:

Be you not proud of that rich hair

Which wantons with the lovesick air;

Whenas thatruby which you wear,

Sunk from the tip of your soft ear,

Will last to be a precious stone

When all your world’s of beauty gone.

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  1. I don’t think there is a single painting by any of the Masters of Venice which I don’t like. They’re all phenomenal!

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