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The implicit analogy between her tears and the beads of amber, crystal, and jet may allude to Ovid's myth of amber's origins, which tells how mournful tears lapidified into stone.
Once he gives the maid the "broken bosoms" (254), amassed in the gems and stones, he cries "Christall" tears that enclose the "glowing Roses" of his cheek in their glaze (286), recalling the lapidified tears of Phaeton's sisters.