And Madam, to you his…Majesty, presents…a dozen of Frogs pulchritudinous, of Value inestimable, which being dry'd, beaten to a Powder, and drunk in Mornings Dew, have Vertue to renew Youth and Beauty.
1706 T. D'URFEY Wonders in Sun III. i. 45
And I think
on this for days. Roll succulent syllables
of various girths
over my tongue like firm green peas, tasting
peering through them in late
I decide on pulchritudinous.
It rumbles around my mouth
like hot marbles and then,
just before I get too
and is gone.