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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
XXXV. Consolation
To-day a Man, To-morrow None
By Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618)
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.

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