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    Robert Herrick - To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time

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    Robert Herrick - To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time - Read by John Neville

    To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time
    by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

    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 for ever tarry.