Be wise... curtail far hopes to fit short destiny:
E'en while we speak time, grudging time, has fled; snatch eagerly
Each day, and trust the morrow's grace as little as may be.
from "Ode 1.11" by Horace)
Are They Shadows That We See?
Are they shadows that we see?
And can shadows pleasure give?
Pleasures only shadows be.
Cast by bodies we conceive,
And are made the things we deem
In those figures which they seem.
But these pleasures vanish fast
Which by shadows are exprest.
Pleasures are not if they last;
In their passage is their best
Glory is most bright and gay
In a flash, and so away.
Feed apace then, greedy eyes.
On the wonder you behold:
Take it sudden as it flies.
Though you take it not to hold:
When your eyes have done their part.
Thought must length it in the heart.
"Are They Shadows That We See?" by Samuel Daniel)
The excerpt from "Ode 1.11" presents a universal
theme: Make the most of time.
Which quote from the poem "Are They Shadows That
We See?" best echoes the same theme?
1. "Are they shadows that we see? / And can
shadows pleasure give?" (Lines 1-2)
2. "In their passage is their best: / Glory is most
bright and gay" (Lines 10-11)
3. "Take it sudden as it flies, /Though you take it
not to hold:" (Lines 15-16)
4. "When your eyes have done their part./
Thought must length it in the heart."
(Lines 17-18)

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