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" While we can, the sports of love. Time will not be ours for ever, He, at length, our good will sever; Spend not then his gifts in vain. Suns that set may rise again: But if once we lose this light, 'Tis with us perpetual night. "
The works of the British poets: with prefaces, biographical and critical - Page 542
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The Hive: A Collection of the Most Celebrated Songs

Ballads, English - 1729
...voice alluring, Beauty foftly binds the chain. CoME, my Celia, let us prove, While we can, the Sports of love; Time will not be ours for ever, He at length...fet may rife again, But if once we lofe this light, Tis with us perpetual night. Why fhou'd we defer our joys ? Fame and rumour are but toys. Cannot we...
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The Quintessence of English Poetry, Or, a Collection of All the Beautiful ...

Thomas Hayward, William Oldys - English poetry - 1740
...he ftrays, With willing fport, to the wild ocean. Slid. Come, my Celia, let us prove, While we can, the fports of love ; Time will not be ours for ever, He, at length, oar good will fever : Spend not then his gifts in vain; Suns that fet, may rife again : But if once...
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Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays ...

John Bell - English drama - 1780
...admire each graceful gefture, note, and footing. 'SONG.' Come, my Celia, let us prove, While we can, the fports of love ; ' Time will not be ours for ever,...fever. ' Spend not then his gifts in vain ; ' Suns that f« may rile again : ' 4 But But if once we lofe this light, 'Tis with us perpetual night. Why fhould...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, Volume 2

English poetry - 1790 - 323 pages
...Ihuts my eye, And now, oh now, BEN JONSON. SONG. COME, my CeHa, let us prove, While we may, the fweets of love; Time will not be ours for ever, He at length...Suns that fet may rife again; But if once we lofe the light, 'Tis with us perpetual night. Why fhould we defer our joys? Fame and rumour are but toys...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which is ...

English poets - 1801
...JONSON, Born in 1574, and died in 1637. SONG. C/OME, my Celia, let us prove, While we may, the sweets of love ; Time will not be ours for ever, He at length our good will sever ; Spend not then his gifts in vaio, Suns that set may rise again ; But if once we lose the light,...
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The lyre of love [ed. by P.L. Courtier].

Lyre - 1806
...Let who will think us dead, or wish our death! COME, my CELIA, let us prove, While we may, the sports of love! Time will not be ours for ever ; He, at length, our good will sever; Spend not, then, his gifts in vain, Suns may set, may rise again; But if once we lose this light,...
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Specimens of the British poets

British poets - 1809
...your time in vain. JONSON. SONG. /"1OME, my Celia, let us prove, ^ While we may, the sweets oflove; Time will not be ours for ever, He at length our good will sever; Spend not then his gifts in vain, Suns that set may rise again ; But if once we lose the light,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...bones ? Here 'sa med'cine for the nones. XII. Com, my Celia, let us prove, While we can the sports of love; Time will not be ours for ever, He at length our good will sever; Spend not thou his gifts In vaine. Sunnes that set may rise againe: But if once we lose this...
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The Modern British Drama: In Five Volumes, Volume 3

Sir Walter Scott - English drama - 1811
...graceful gesture, note, and foot, ing. SONG. Come, my Celia, let ut prove. White we can, the spurts nf love ; Time will not be ours for ever, He, at length, our good will sever ; Spend not tuen hin gifts in vain. Suns, that ift, may rite again : But if once we lose this...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 3

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...graceful gesture, note, and footing. [Sings. Come, my Celia,1 let us prove, While we can, the sports of love, Time will not be ours for ever, He, at length, our good will sever ; Spend not then his gifts in vain : Suns, that set, may rise again ; But if once we lose this...
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