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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

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds) Marriage Quotes Page 2

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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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