Gems of Wisdom: Rosebuds

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying.
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.

Robert Herrick

Ye (old use or dialect)
[A word meaning ‘you’, used when talking to more than one person.]
  • O Come All Ye Faithful. (The first line of a popular Christmas carol)
Ye also means ‘the’, and is used in the names of pubs and shops to make them seem old, often also imitating the old written forms of other words.
  • There’s a pub in the village called Ye Olde Crowne, but if you’d rather have tea there’s Ye Olde Tea Shoppe next door.
Referência: "Gems of Wisdom - Inspirational Messages to Enhance the Quality of Your Life and Improve Your English" de Jack Scholes - Disal Editora, 2007. Leia a resenha.