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First Line: In childhood's unsuspicious hours
Last Line: O death! Life hath not been too long.
Alternate Author Name(s): Spartacus
Subject(s): Epicureanism; Old Age


In Childhood's unsuspicious hours
The fairies crowned my head with flowers.

Youth came: I lay at Beauty's feet;
She smiled and said my song was sweet.

Then Age: and, Love no longer mine,
My brows I shaded with the vine.

With flowers and love and wine and song,
O Death! life hath not been too long.




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