1 THE diamond's and the ruby's blaze
2 Disputes the palm with Beauty's queen:
3 Not Beauty's queen commands such praise,
4 Devoid of virtue if she's seen.
5 But the soft tear in Pity's eye
6 Outshines the diamond's brightest beams;
7 But the sweet blush of Modesty
8 More beauteous than the ruby seems.
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Title (in Source Edition): TRUE BEAUTY.
Author: James Fordyce
References: DMI 31651
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