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
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)