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To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time



Robert Herrick was an English poet who lived during the 1600’s.  Herrick’s  poem “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” comes from his collection entitled Hesperides, published in 1648.   In this poem, Herrick stresses that youth is fleeting, and life is short, so that someone must enjoy all of life while one can. 



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  •  Herrick, Robert  (Books – Exact Phrase – East Campus)
  • To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Books – Exact Phrase – East Campus)



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PN6101 .A16 2001
  • PR549 .L8 A5 1970
  • PR1175 .C55 1998
  • PR3511 - PR3513



Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List


  • Aiken, Pauline.  The Influence of the Latin Elegists . . Robert Herrick.  1970.

                Call Number:  PR549 .L8 A5 1970

  • Harmon, William (Ed.).  The Classic Hundred Poems (2nd Ed.). 1998.

                Call Number:  PR1175 .C55 1998

  • Herrick, Robert.  Selected Poems.  1980.

               Call Number:  PR3511 .J47 1980

  •  Pockell, Leslie (Ed.).  The 100 Best Poems of All Time.  2001.

               Call Number:  PN6101 .A16 2001

  • Rollin, Roger.  Robert Herrick.  1966.

              Call Number:  PR3513 .R6  c.1



Reference Materials


  • Critical Survey of Poetry (4TH Ed.): British, Irish, and Commonwealth Poets.  Call Number:  REF PN1021 .C7 2011 v.6

o Volume 2, page 632

  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800.Call Number:  REF PN86 .L53

o Volume 13, pages  319, 337, 354, 357, 361, 367

  • Masterplots II: Poetry Series (Revised Ed.).Call Number:  REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o Volume 7, pages 3946-3948

  • Poetry Criticism.Call Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o Volume 9, pages 100, 145

  • Poetry for Students.Call Number:  REF PN1112 .P752

o Volume 13, pages  225-238



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