Upon Time and Eternity

Original Text: 
J. B., A Book for Boys and Girls: or, Country Rhimes for Children (London: N. P., 1686): 75-76. PR 3329 D1 1686a Robarts Library.
LXXII. Upon Time and Eternity.
1Eternity is like unto a Ring.
2Time, like to Measure, doth it self extend;
3Measure commences, is a finite thing.
4The Ring has no beginning, middle, end.
Publication Start Year: 
1686
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.
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