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(57)
But beauty, in that white intituled, (58)

From Venus' doves doth challenge that fair field: (59)

Then virtue claims from beauty beauty's red, (60)

Which virtue gave the golden age to gild (61)

Their silver cheeks, and call'd it then their shield;
(62)
Teaching them thus to use it in the fight, (63)

When shame assail'd, the red should fence the white.

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