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30. May 2005

His Love's Riches

Ye tradeful Merchants, that, with weary toil, 
do seeke most precious things to make your gain, 
and both the Indias of their treasures spoil, 
what needeth you to seeke so far in vain? 
For lo! my Love doth in herself contain 
all this world's riches that may far be found: 
if sapphires, lo! her eyes be sapphires plain, 
if rubies, lo! her lips be rubies sound: 
If pearls, her teeth be pearls both pure and round; 
if ivory, her forehead ivory ween; 
if gold, her locks are finest gold on ground; 
if silver, her fair hands are silver sheen. 
But that which fairest is, but few behold, 
her mind adorned with virtues manifold. 
Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599)