by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

The amber bead
Language: English 
I saw a fly within a bead
Of amber cleanly buried ;
The urn was little, but the room
More rich than Cleopatra's tomb. 


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This text was added to the website: 2013-05-29
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