" So every man must yield the leasehold of his days."This knocked my socks off when I heard it. I'm not sure whether to attribute this to my status as a survivor of Real Property with Prof. Tapp. At any rate, if I ever teach Real Property there will be a discussion on whether life is a leasehold or a fee simple estate.
-- from Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, the part where Beowulf dies