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The Unfading Beauty

Written by: Thomas Carew | Biography
 | Quotes (3) |
 HE that loves a rosy cheek, 
 Or a coral lip admires, 
Or from star-like eyes doth seek 
 Fuel to maintain his fires: 
As old Time makes these decay, 
So his flames must waste away. 

But a smooth and steadfast mind, 
 Gentle thoughts and calm desires, 
Hearts with equal love combined, 
 Kindle never-dying fires. 
Where these are not, I despise 
Lovely cheeks or lips or eyes.