James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.

October 29

Death of Sir Walter Raleigh

By Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618)

  • Executed Oct. 29, 1618. Lines written in his Bible.

  • E’EN such is time! which takes in trust

    Our youth, our joys, and all we have;

    And pays us naught but age and dust,

    Which, in the dark and silent grave,

    When we have wandered all our ways,

    Shuts up the story of our days;

    And from which grave, and earth, and dust,

    The Lord shall raise me up I trust.