Sir Walter Raleigh QUOTES and VERSES

“True love is a durable fire,
In the mind ever burning.”
~Sir Walter Raleigh, As Ye Came from the Holy Land

”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.”
~Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)

(British author, soldier, explorer. Even Such is Time, The Poems of Sir Walter Raleigh, ed. Agnes M. Latham (1951). Written the night before his death, this version of the last stanza of one of Raleigh’s earlier poems was found in the flyleaf of his Bible in the Abbey Gatehouse at Westminster.)

“Farewell, false love, the oracle of lies,
A mortal foe and enemy to rest;
An envious boy, from whom all cares arise,
A bastard vile, a beast with rage possessed;
A way of error, a temple full of treason,
In all effects contrary unto reason.”
~Sir Walter Raleigh (1552?-1618),

(British poet. A Farewell to False Love (l. 1-6). . . Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse, The. E. K. Chambers, comp. (1932) Oxford University Press.)