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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Fati Valet Hora Benigni
By Samuel Bishop (1731–1795)
 
IN myriad swarms, each summer sun
  An insect nation shows;
Whose being, since he rose begun,
  And e’er he sets will close.
 
Brief is their date, confin’d their powers,        5
  The fluttering of a day;—
Yet life’s worth living, e’en for hours,
  When all those hours—are play.
 
 
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