Colley Cibber, The Rival Fools (1709), Act I.
To pass over youth in dull indifference, to refuse the sweets of life because they once must leave us, is as preposterous as to wish to have been born old, because we one day may be old.For my part, my youth may wear and waste, but it shall never rust in my possession.william congreve
I remember that she made me laugh more than I liked; for I was, at that time, an eager scholar of ethics , and had tasted the sweets of solitude and stoicism , and I found something profane in the hours of amusing gossip into which she drew me...margaret fuller
Rain-scented eglantine Gave temperate sweets to that well-wooing sun.john keats
The humble rosemary Whose sweets so thanklessly are shed To scent the desert and the dead.thomas moore
Comedy is like a sweet. On auspicious occasions and during celebrations sweets are always offered. We offer a unique flavour.
Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.