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Like Nysus golden haire that Scilla pold, Scill, ore-seene (20) through Minos loue.
Her eyes like shining Lamps in midst of night, Night darke and dead: Or as the Starres that giue the Sea-men light, Light for to leade (25) their wandring Ships.
Amidst her cheekes the Rose and Lilly striue, Lilly, snow-white: When their contend dooth make their colour thriue. Colour too bright (30) for Sheepheards eyes.
Her lips like Scarlet of the finest die, Scarlet blood-red: Teeth white as Snow, which on the hills dooth lie, Hills ouer-spread (35) by Winters force.
Her skinne as soft as is the finest silke, Silke soft and fine: Of colour like vnto the whitest milke, Milke of the Kine(40) of Daphnis Heard.
As swift of foote as is the pretty Roe, Roe swift of pace: When yelping Hounds pursue her to and fro, Hounds fierce in chase, (45) to reaue her life.
Cease tongue to tell of any more compares, Compares too rude: