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    Sir Walter Raleigh - Lines Written On The Eve Of His Execution

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    Sir Walter Raleigh - Lines Written On The Eve Of His Execution - Read by Peter Barkworth

    Lines Written On The Eve Of His Execution
    by Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)

    Even such is Time, which takes in trust
    Our youth, our joys, and all we have,
    And pays us but with age and dust;
    Which in the dark and silent grave,
    When we have wandered 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.