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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
Lines Written on a Garden Seat
By George Gascoigne (d. 1577)
IF thou sit here to view this pleasant garden place,
Think thus—At last will come a frost and all these flowers deface:
But if thou sit at ease to rest thy weary bones,
Remember death brings final rest to all our grievous groans;
So whether for delight, or here thou sit for ease,        5
Think still upon the latter day: so shalt thou God best please.

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