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  • Gather Ye Rosebuds

    From the Richmond Times Dispatch, August 8, 1915. By Robert Herrick.

    Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
        Old Time is still a-flying,
    And this same flower that smiles today
        Tomorrow may 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,
        Ye may forever tarry.