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To the Virgins

From the title, we can tell that the speaker is addressing this poem to a group of virgins. He's telling
them that they should gather their "rosebuds" while they can, because time is quickly passing. He
drives home this point with some images from nature, including flowers…

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"Worst/ Times" refers to the period after youth is "spent," so it most likely means old age or
something to that effect.
We're not quite sure what to do with "worse." We might have to supply syntax from the previous
two lines and read the line as "being spent, [that…

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