UNDER AN HOUR-GLASS, IN A GROTTO NEAR THE WATER AT CLAVERTON.
1 THIS bubbling stream not uninstructive flows,
2 Nor idly loiters to its destin'd main,
3 Each flower it feeds that on its margin grows,
4 And bids thee blush, whose days are spent in vain.
5 Nor void of moral, tho' unheeded, glides
6 Time's current stealing on with silent haste;
7 For lo! each falling sand his folly chides,
8 Who lets one precious moment run to waste.
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Title (in Source Edition): UNDER AN HOUR-GLASS, IN A GROTTO NEAR THE WATER AT CLAVERTON.
Author: Richard Graves
Themes: carpe diem; time
Genres: epigram; inscription
References: DMI 32566
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- The PARTING. Written some Years after Marriage. ()
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- To Lady FANE on her Grotto at Basilden. 1746. ()
- Written near BATH. 1755. ()