Edmund Waller

Coleshill / Buckinghamshire / England
Edmund Waller
Coleshill / Buckinghamshire / England
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To Phyllis

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Phyllis! why should we delay
Pleasures shorter than the day?
Can we (which we never can)
Stretch our lives beyond their span,
Beauty like a shadow flies,
And our youth before us dies.
Or, would youth and beauty stay,
Love has wings, and will away.
Love has swifter wings than Time;
Change in love to heaven doth climb.
Gods, that never change their state,
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