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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.

Sir Walter Raleigh. 1552–1618

78. The Conclusion

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust 
Our youth, our joys, our all we have, 
And pays us but with earth and dust; 
  Who in the dark and silent grave, 
When we have wander’d all our ways,         5
Shuts up the story of our days; 
But from this earth, this grave, this dust, 
My God shall raise me up, I trust.