by Walter Raleigh, Sir (1552? - 1618)

Even such is Time, that takes in trust
Language: English 
Even such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with [age]1 and dust;
Who, in the dark and silent grave,
When we have wandered all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days;
[And from which earth, and grave, and dust]2,
[The Lord]3 shall raise me up, I trust.

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1 Gurney: "earth"
2 Gurney: "But from this earth, this grave, this dust"
3 Gurney: "My God"


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 61