To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time Summary
Robert Herrick

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To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time Summary

First published in 1648 in a volume of verse entitled Hesperides, "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" is perhaps one of the most famous poems to extol the notion of carpe diem. Carpe diem, or "seize the day," expresses a philosophy that recognizes the brevity of life and therefore the need to live for and in the moment. Seizing the day means eating, drinking and making merry for tomorrow we shall all die...

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