“Even Such is Time” (Raleigh’s Execution)

The execution of Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) on 29 October, 1618, at Old Palace Yard, Westminster, London (Anonymous Eighteenth-Century English engraving)

AG: So, then.. Student: Why was (Walter) Raleigh executed? AG: I don’t know. Let’s see, He went.. did go to Virginia or something, and… politics.. [Students brief discussion]  – (Did he stay?) AG: No, no he went back to England…” The night before his execution” [“Even Such Is Time”], published in 1628:

Even such is Time, that takes in trust Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but with earth and … Read More