Even such is time (Geoff Allan)
- Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2016-06-26). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 109 kB Copyright: Personal
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Description: Sir Walter Ralegh's epitaph, supposedly written the night before his execution.
Original text and translations
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,
Shuts up the story of our days;
But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust.