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" The world's a bubble and the Life of Man Less than a span In his conception wretched, from the womb So to the tomb; Curst from his cradle, and brought up to years With cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall trust, But limns on water, or but... "
Littell's Living Age - Seite 287
1908
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Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination

Nieves Mathews - 1996 - 592 Seiten
...describe him as 'a good poet, but concealed'.92 Who can tell what was lost? The few verses that survive (The world's a bubble and the life of man / Less than a span . . .') do not resound with all the harmonics we perceive in great poetry, yet they evoke some very...
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Words to the Wise: Collected Essays

Kathryn Ann Lindskoog - 2000 - 140 Seiten
...hate to see the foot going the way of the furlong. (So long to the furlong.) As Francis Bacon said, The world's a bubble and the life of man Less than a span. A span is a handsbreadth, or nine inches. Since I am a small woman, not only is my life less than a...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 672 Seiten
...for seven long year. reindeer: horned deer. Liberty's a glorious feast ! —Burns, The Jolly Beggars The World's a bubble, and the Life of man Less than a span; In his conception wretched, from the womb So to the tomb; Cursed from his cradle, and brought up to...
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Wisdom Beyond Words: The Buddhist Vision of Ultimate Reality

Sangharakshita - 2003 - 304 Seiten
...the English poets: Francis Bacon this time. This is the famous opening to his one anthology piece: The world's a bubble; and the life of man Less than a span. The whole idea of the impermanence of beautiful things is of course a commonplace amongst poets of...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 868 Seiten
...especial reverence. Your Lordship's loving friend, FR. ST. ALBAN. Poems and Psalms 'The world's a bubble' THE world's a bubble, and the life of man less than a span; In his conception wretched, from the womb so to the tomb: Curst from the cradle, and brought up to...
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Humanisme et imagerie aux XVe et XVIe siècles: études iconologiques et ...

Henri Dominique Saffrey - 2003 - 272 Seiten
...water has, And these are of them : whither are they vanished ». Et dans The World, Bacon prononce : « The world's a bubble, and the life of man less than a span »3". Que ce proverbe ait été très connu et bien compris des lettrés du XVI' siècle, c'est ce...
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