by Robert Herrick

BORN I was to meet with age,
And to walk life's pilgrimage.
Much I know of time is spent,
Tell I can't what's resident.
Howsoever, cares, adieu !
I'll have nought to say to you :
But I'll spend my coming hours
Drinking wine and crown'd with flowers.

Resident, remaining.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 240.

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