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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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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science ..., Band 2

1901
...that takes thy children's bones, And dasheth them against the pavement stones. 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...
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The Fireside Encyclopedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

1901 - 1080 Seiten
...redeeming blood, And try His works to do. CECIL KKA \i :.- ALEXAXDIK. 532 MORAL AND DIDACTIC POETRY. LIFE. for a' that ! What tho' on hamely fare we dine, AVear hod : In his conception wretched, from the womb, So to the tomb ; Curst from his cradle, and brought up...
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Shakespear

William Carew Hazlitt - 1902 - 288 Seiten
...his Lordship's which Mr. Farnaby translated into Greeke, and printed both in his AvfloXoyta, &c. " The world's a bubble, and the life of man, Less than a span, &c." Aubrey was most assuredly unaware, that the subject of his notice had done more than indulge his...
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A History of English Literature (600-1900)

Eduard Engel - 1902 - 516 Seiten
...poet Bacon, to whom the dramas of Shakespeare are ascribed, wrote the following " poem " : — LIFE 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...
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The Essentials of of Our Language: A Guide to Accuracy in the Use of the ...

George W. Rine - 1902 - 282 Seiten
...public for being eminent." "We are the prisoners of ideas." "He is the very pineapple of politeness." "The world's a bubble, and the life of man less than a span." "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." "Habit...
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This Life and the Next: Impressions and Thoughts of Notable Men and Women ...

Estelle Davenport Adams - 1902 - 295 Seiten
...in my former life have been vain, vain, vain.2 FRANCIS BACON (1561-1626) (VISCOUNT ST. ALBANS) rpHE 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...
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The Tragedy of Othello

William Shakespeare - 1903 - 400 Seiten
...made my days as it were a span long." See As You Like It, 1n. ii. 189. Compare also Bacon's (?) ' ' The World's a bubble, and the life of man, Less than a span," Merry Drollery, ed. Ebsworth, p. 11o (att. to Bp. Ussher), ante 1661. See also Brown, Britannia's Pastorals,...
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Great Englishmen of the Sixteenth Century

Sir Sidney Lee - 1904 - 388 Seiten
...is variously called 'The World,' 'The Bubble,' and 'On Man's Mortality.' It opens with the lines, ' The world's a bubble, and the life of man Less than a span,' XI It is Bacon's scientific or philosophic labour which forms the apex of his history. Although he...
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Best Thoughts of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and ...

Hialmer Day Gould, Edward Louis Hessenmueller - 1904 - 643 Seiten
...heads. — Apothegm No. 17. States as great engines move slowly. — Advancement of Learning. Bk. 2. The world's a bubble, and the life of man Less than a span. — The World. For my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, to foreign nations,...
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Great Englishmen of the Sixteenth Century

Sir Sidney Lee - 1904 - 337 Seiten
...is variously called ' The World/ ' The Bubble/ and ' On Man's Mortality.' It opens with the lines, ' The world's a bubble, and the life of man Less than a span,? XI It is Bacon's scientific or philosophic labour which forms the apex of his history. Although he...
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