Quotes by Robert Herrick

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Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.

If a little labor, little are our gains. Man's fortunes are according to his pains.
Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
The person lives twice who lives the first life well.
Who with a little cannot be content, endures an everlasting punishment.
Lord, Thou hast given me a cell Wherein to dwell; And little house, whose humble Roof Is weather-proof.
Against diseases here the strongest fence Is the defensive vertue, Abstinence.
Oft have I heard both Youths and Virgins say, Birds chuse their Mates, and couple too, this day: But by their flight I never can divine When I shall couple with my Valentine.
The Hag is astride, This night for to ride; The Devill and shee together: Through thick, and through thin, Now out, and then in, Though ne'r so foule be the weather.
Kindle the Christmas Brand, and then Till Sunne-set let it burne; Which quencht, then lay it up agen, Till Christmas next returne.
What sweeter musick can we bring, Then a Caroll, for to sing The Birth of this our heavenly King?
Then while time serves, and we are but decaying, Come, my Corinna! come, let's goe a Maying.
When the artlesse Doctor sees No one hope, but of his Fees, And his skill runs on the lees, Sweet Spirit comfort me!

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