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Poetry corner – ‘Gather ye rosebuds while ye may’

Carpe diem and memonto mori… Robert Herrick was baptised in Cheapside, London, on 24 August 1591. To celebrate the day of his baptism/birthday (the exact date of Herrick’s birth is not clear), here is Herrick’s most famous poem: ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time’. Leeds Times – Saturday 29 August 1846 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.