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" 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... "
Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages - Page 48
by Percy Society - 1851
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Old Ballads: Historical and Narrative, with Some of Modern Date, Volume 3

Robert Harding Evans - Ballads, English - 1810
...your rose buds while you may, Old time is still a flying ; And that same flower that smiles to day, To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven,...higher he is getting, The sooner will his race be run, . . 'il , And nearer he's to setting. That age is best that is the first, ' While youth and blood...
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Anecdotes of literature and scarce books, Volume 6

William Beloe - Bibliography - 1812
...that same flower which grows to-day, To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the aanf The higher he is getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer is to setting. These words have btftn set to music by many composer^ and among others by DJT. Nares. That age is best...
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Accepted Addresses; Or, Proemium Poetarum: To which are Added, Macbeth ...

Parodies - 1813 - 195 pages
...HERRICK. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a' flying; And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow 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. The age is best which...
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Facetiae. Musarum deliciae: or, The muses recreation. Containing ..., Volume 2

Sir John Mennes, James Smith, Edward Du Bois, Thomas Park - English poetry - 1817
...whilst you may, Old Time is still a flying ; And that same flower that smiles to day Too morrow may be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The...he is getting, The sooner will his race be run, And neerer to his setting. That age is best which is the first, When youth, and blood are wanner ; And...
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Musarum Deliciae: Or, the Muses Recreation, Contening Severall Pieces of ...

1817
...whilst you may, Old Time is still a flying ; And that same flower that smiles to day Too morrow may be dying. The glorious Lamp of Heaven, the Sun, The...he is getting, The sooner will his race be run, And neerer to his setting. That Age is best which is the first, When youth, and blood are warmer ; And...
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The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror

1828
...TIME. iGather ye rosebuds, while ye may, Old Time is still a flying, And this same flower that smiles to-day, To-morrow 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 be'* to setting. That age is best which...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent British poets and ...

New elegant extracts - History - 1823
...VIRGINS. GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a flying ; And this same flower, that smiles to-day, To-morrow 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...
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The works of Robert Herrick [ed. by T. Maitland]. Repr, Volume 1

Robert Herrick - 1823
...TIME. GATHER ye rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a flying ; And this same flower that smiles to-day, To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the Sun, The higher he's a getting, The sooner will his race be run, That age is best, which is the lir.it. When youth...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1823
...VIRGINS. GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a flying ; And this same flower, that smiles to-day, To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a getting, The sooner will his race be run, That age is best which is the first, When youth and...
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The Congregational Magazine, Volume 7

Congregationalism - 1824
...GATHTR your rose bnds while you may, Old Time is still a flying ; And that same flower that smiles to-day, To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp...heaven, the Sun, The higher he is getting ; The sooner w'.ll his race be run, And nearer comes the setting. l'layf(ird"$ Introduction ta Music. 1 S 2-1/]...
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