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DITTY IN IMITATION OF THE SPANISH: ENTRE TANTO QUE L'AVRIL, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that the april of your youth adorns
Last Line: And that which is not youth's, is age's prey.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cherbury, 1st Baron Herbert Of; Herbert Of Cherbury, Edward Herbert, 1st Baron; Herbert Of Cherbury, Lord
Subject(s): Youth

Now that the April of your youth adorns
The garden of your face,
Now that for you each knowing lover mourns,
And all seek to your grace.
Do not repay affection with scorns.

What though you may a matchless beauty vaunt,
And that all hearts can move,
By such a power, as seemeth to enchant?
Yet, without help of love,
Beauty no pleasure to itself can grant.

Then think each minute that you lose, a day;
The longest youth is short,
The shortest age is long; Time flies away,
And makes us but his sport,
And that which is not Youth's, is Age's prey.

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