Quotation by Sir Walter Raleigh

O eloquent, just, and mighty Death! whom none could advise, thou hast persuaded; what none hath dared, thou hast done; and whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hath cast out of the world and despised. Thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched greatness, all the pride, cruelty, and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words, Hic jacet!
Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618), British author, soldier, explorer. History of the World, bk. 5, pt. 1, ch. 6, sct. 12 (1614).
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