Days and moments quickly flying

Days and moments quickly flying. Edward Caswall* (1814-1878). First published in Caswall’s The Masque of Mary, and Other Poems (1858), with the title ‘Swiftness of Time’. To it was appended a verse entitled ‘A Warning’: As the tree falls, So must it lie; As the man lives, So will he die; As the man dies, Such must he be, All through the days of eternity. The four verses of ‘Swiftness of Time’ were printed in the Appendix (1868) to the First Edition of A&M, placed at ‘New Year’s Eve’, followed by this verse to a different musical setting. The Second Edition of A&M (1875) substituted for ‘A Warning’ the following prayer: O by Thy...

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