Youth’s The Season Made For Joys: John Gay

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Youth’s the season made for joys,
Love is then our duty;
She alone who that employs,
Well deserves her beauty.
Let’s be gay,
While we may,
Beauty’s a flower despis’d in decay.

Let us drink and sport to-day,
Ours is not tomorrow.
Love with youth flies swift away,
Age is nought but sorrow.
Dance and sing,
Time’s on the wing,
Life never knows the return of spring.

John Gay

Three Airs for the Beggar’s Opera, Air XXII
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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One Response to Youth’s The Season Made For Joys: John Gay

  1. Thanks kindly celebrating my great niece’s 4.5 birthday as her birthday falls in the Christmas season…..sending this to her.

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