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First Line: As swift as time put round the glass
Last Line: For to be merry's to be wise
Subject(s): Carpe Diem;drinks & Drinking

"As swift as time put round the glass,
And husband well life's little space;
Perhaps your sun which shines so bright
May set in everlasting night.

Or if the sun again should rise,
Death ere the morn may close our eyes.
Then drink before it be too late,
And snatch the present hour from fate.

Come, fill a bumper, fill it round,
Let mirth and wit and wine abound.
In these alone true wisdom lies,
For to be merry's to be wise."

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