Sir George Etherege

(1635-1691 / England)

Sir George Etherege Poems

1. A Drinking Song 3/19/2015
2. Song From Love In A Tub 5/17/2001
3. To A Very Young Lady 5/17/2001
4. Song 1/4/2003
5. To A Lady Asking Him How Long He Would Love Her 1/4/2003
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To A Lady Asking Him How Long He Would Love Her

IT is not, Celia, in our power
   To say how long our love will last;
It may be we within this hour
   May lose those joys we now do taste;
The Blessed, that immortal be,
From change in love are only free.

Then since we mortal lovers are,
   Ask not how long our love will last;
But while it does, let us take care
   Each minute be with pleasure past:
Were it not madness to deny
To live because we're sure to die?

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