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RHYMES AND RHYTHMS: 19. R. L. S. (1850-1894), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, time and change, they range and range
Last Line: As once in the grass together.
Alternate Author Name(s): Henley, W. E.
Subject(s): Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894)


O, Time and Change, they range and range
From sunshine round to thunder!
They glance and go as the great winds blow,
And the best of our dreams drive under;
For Time and Change estrange, estrange --
And, now they have looked on and seen us.

O Death and Time, they chime and chime
Like bells at sunset falling! --
They end the song, they right the wrong,
They set the old echoes calling:
For Death and Time bring on the prime
Of God's own chosen weather,
And we lie in the peace of the Great Release
As once in the grass together.





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