The ARCADIA***** Hotel
ACT 2, scene 4
(Late night, outside in the street. CELIA alone.)

2de BEDRIJF, 4e toneel
(Laat in de nacht, buiten op straat. CELIA, alleen.)



14. To Daffadills

(Celia)



Fair Daffadills, we weep to see you haste away so soon:
As yet the early-rising Sun has not attain'd his Noon.
Stay, stay, until the hasting day has run but to the Even-song;
And, having pray'd together, we will go with you along.

We have short time to stay, as you, we have as short a Spring;
As quick as growth to meet Decay, as you, or any thing.
We Die, as your hours doe, and dry away, like to the Summers rain;
Or as the pearls of Mornings dew never to be found again.
(Robert Herrick, 1591-1674)













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