„O maid, while youth is with the rose and thee,
Pluck thou the rose: life is as swift for thee.“

—  Decimus Magnus Ausonius, Collige, virgo, rosas, dum flos novus et nova pubes, et memor esto aevum sic properare tuum. "De Rosis Nascentibus", line 49; translation from Helen Waddell Mediaeval Latin Lyrics ([1929] 1943) p. 29.
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Collige, virgo, rosas, dum flos novus et nova pubes,<br/>et memor esto aevum sic properare tuum.

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