gather rosebuds

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To enjoy life's immediate pleasures; to behave in a relaxed, carefree manner.

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  • From the first line of "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick :
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Pottleby: I like to see young people enjoying their youth—gathering rosebuds.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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