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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
R. Herrick
 
CX. To Daffodils
 
FAIR Daffodils, we weep to see 
    You haste away so soon: 
As yet the early-rising Sun 
    Has not attain'd his noon. 
        Stay, stay,         5
    Until the hasting day 
        Has run 
    But to the even-song; 
And, having pray'd together, we 
    Will go with you along.  10
  
We have short time to stay, as you, 
    We have as short a Spring; 
As quick a growth to meet decay 
    As you, or any thing. 
        We die,  15
    As your hours do, and dry 
        Away 
    Like to the Summer's rain; 
Or as the pearls of morning's dew 
    Ne'er to be found again.  20
 
 
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