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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Way to Araby by William Heminges

Who notes her teeth and lips, discloses
Walls of pearl and gates of roses —-
Two-leaved doors, that lead the way
Through her breath to Araby;
To which, would Cupid grant that bliss,
I’d go a pilgrimage to kiss.

From: Palmer, John Williamson, The Poetry of Compliment and Courtship, 1868, Ticknor and Fields: Boston, p. 37.
(http://books.google.com.au/books?pg=PA47&id=xh5YAAAAcAAJ#v=onepage&q&f=false)

Date: c1639

By: William Heminges (1602-?1653)

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