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To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick

on July 30, 2014



tumblr llg9ti0Meo1qdffqv To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry.

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick

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One Response to “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick”

  1. bill says:

    this poem was a great help to me in my youth

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