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Fragrant is the rose but it fades in time

DMI number:
34620
First Line:
Fragrant is the rose but it fades in time
Last Line:
Which time or sickness speedily destroys
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Epitaph, and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Death
Related People
Author:
John Dryden
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract w. variations from Dryden's The Despairing Lover ('With inauspicious love, a wretched swain'). Calif. III (1969): 71 [Theocritus 23]
Content/Publication
Title:
A new select collection of epitaphs [vol I] [T136904] [ecco]
Page No(s):
p.258
Poem Title:
On John Dixon, Aet. 4.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed