Even Such Is Time

These Verses following were made by Sir Walter Raleigh the night before he died and left at the Gate House

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

The Public Eulogy. Such a poem honors a literary or public figure, as do these excerpts from poems by Ben Jonson and A.E. Housman:

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