Select Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Two Volumes: with a Preface and Notes by the Editor. ...

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Página 111 - tis not to adorn and gild each part; That shows more cost than art. Jewels at nose and lips but ill appear ; Rather than all things wit, let none be there, Several lights will not be seen, If there be nothing else between. Men doubt, because they stand so thick i* th' sky, If those be stars which paint the Galaxy.

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