by Robert Herrick

YE may simper, blush and smile,
And perfume the air awhile ;
But, sweet things, ye must be gone,
Fruit, ye know, is coming on ;
Then, ah ! then, where is your grace,
Whenas cherries come in place.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 89.

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