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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.
Themes: carpe diem; time
Genres: epigram; inscription
References: DMI 32566

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A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. III. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, p. 109. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1136)

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