To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds)
by Robert Herrick
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Robert Herrick (1591-1674) lived until he was 83 (source). That's a ripe old age, especially for the 1600s.
Herrick's major contribution to English literature, a volume entitled Hesperides (1648), contains some 1,200 poems (source).
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