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Old Testament
→ Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) → Cant. 4:4: Sponsus: Sicut vitta coccinea labia tua ... Sicut fragmen mali punici, ita genae tuae (Bridegroom: Thy lips are as a scarlet lace ... Thy cheeks are as a piece of a pomegranate ...)
→ Second part of verse: Sicut fragmen mali punici, ita genae tuae, absque eo quod intrinsecus latet (Thy cheeks are as a piece of a pomegranate, besides that which lieth hid within)