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Even Such Is Time(1618)

Walter Ralegh

Even such is time, which takes in trust
MeterEven such is time, which takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, and all we have,
MeterOur youth, our joys, and all we have,
And pays us but with age and dust;
MeterAnd pays us but with age and dust;
Who in the dark and silent grave
MeterWho in the dark and silent grave
When we have wandered all our ways
MeterWhen we have wandered all our ways
Shuts up the story of our days;
MeterShuts up the story of our days;
And from which earth, and grave, and dust
MeterAnd from which earth, and grave, and dust
The Lord shall raise me up, I trust.
MeterThe Lord shall raise me up, I trust.

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