Robert Herrick, 1591-1674, English Writer, Quoted in James Wood, Dictionary of Quotations, 1899
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Robert Herrick was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for Hesperides, a book of poems. This includes the carpe diem poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time", with the first line "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may".