It is the end that crowns us, not the fight.
Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)
Source: Hesperides. The End
Contributed by: Zaady
Give, if thou canst, an alms; if not, afford, instead of that, a sweet and gentle word.
But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may Old time is still a-flying And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying.
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Times is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying.
Source: "To the Virgins to Make Much of Time"
Her eyes the glowworm lend thee, The shooting stars attend thee; And the elves also, Whose little eyes glow Like the sparks of fire, befriend thee.
Source: "The Night Piece to Julia"
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.
Fain would I kiss my Julia's dainty leg, Which is as white and hairless as an egg.
Source: Hesperides. On Julia’s Legs
"Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known; Kings seek their subjects' good: tyrants their own.
Source: Hesperides. Kings and Tyrants
I dare not ask a kiss; I dare not beg a smile; Lest having that, or this, I might grow proud the while. No, no, the utmost share Of my desire, shall be Only to kiss that air, That lately kissed thee.
Source: Hesperides. To Electra
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