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Last Line: Gather ye roses while ye may.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


Gather ye roses while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying;
A world where beauty fleets away
Is no world for denying.
Come lads and lasses, fall to play
Lose no more time in sighing.

The very flowers you pluck today,
Tomorrow will be dying;
And all the flowers are crying,
And all the leaves have tongues to say,''"
Gather ye roses while ye may.





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