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To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds)

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds)

by Robert Herrick

Marriage Quotes Page 2

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Quote #4

For having lost but once your prime
You may for ever tarry. (15-16)

It is intriguing that "tarry" rhymes with "marry." On the one hand, the rhyme calls attention to an opposition while also suggesting a likeness at the level of sound. Is the poem questioning its own investment in marriage as a way to make the most of one's time?

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