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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... "
Literary and professional works - Side 117
af Francis Bacon - 1864
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1224 sider
...till the hours of light return All we have built do we discern. 1. MATTHEW ABNOLD — Morality. St. 2. hia conception wretched, from the womb so to the tomb ; Curst from his cradle, and brought up to years...
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English Lyric Poetry, 1500-1700

Frederic Ives Carpenter - 1897 - 350 sider
...1651 (written about 1625?). It has been ascribed also to Raleigh, Donne, and others. HPHE world 'sa bubble, and the life of man •*• Less than a span;...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...
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1918, Bind 1

1918 - 2032 sider
...aged man his right To be your beadsman now that was your knight. George Peek [iss8?-is97?l THE WORLD THE World's a bubble, and the life of Man Less than...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,...
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A General Sketch of European Literature in the Centuries of Romance, Bind 1

Laurie Magnus - 1918 - 436 sider
...e'er she be, That not impossible She That shall command my heart and me ". Bacon wrote poetry — ' The World's a bubble, and the life of man Less than a span ' ; and Marlowe — ' Come live with me, and be ray love ' ; and Sir Walter Raleigh, and even Queen...
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The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge, Bind 3

1918 - 848 sider
...accredited verse, 'A Translation of Certain Psalms into English Verse' (1624). A poem on 'The World,'— "The world's a bubble, and the life of man less than a span," — is sometimes ascribed to him, but is of doubtful authorship. See ESSAYS OF BACON. Bibliography....
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Aspects of Death and Correlated Aspects of Life in Art, Epigram, and Poetry ...

Frederick Parkes Weber - 1918 - 850 sider
...the exploded theory that Lord Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare's plays) as follows : — " The World's a bubble, and the Life of Man Less than a span." William Drummond, of Hawthornden (1585-1649), likewise compares human life to a bubble : — " This...
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Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics: Book first ..., Bog 1

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1921 - 168 sider
...image of my death." 77. This Life which seems so fair WE may compare the lines attributed to Bacon, " The World's a bubble ; and the life of Man Less than a span" (Golden Pomp, ccxcix.), paraphrased from a Greek epigram by Posidippus ; the last stanza of Herrick's...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922 - 1424 sider
...P. 321. (Ed. 1763) (See also JOHNSON) 6 The World's a bubble, and the Life of Man less than aspan: w ꁀ C % ҉ ː L his cradle, and brought up to years with cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall trust,...
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An Anthology of the Poetry of the Age of Shakespeare

William Thomas Young - 1923 - 328 sider
...star Helps Love to summon war ; Both now embracing be. G. CHAPMAN From Reliquiae Wottonianae, 1651 The World's a bubble, and the life of man Less than...conception wretched, from the womb, So to the tomb; Nurst from his cradle, and brought up to years With cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Bind 31

James Andrew Corcoran, Patrick John Ryan, Edmond Francis Prendergast - 1906 - 832 sider
...Lyrics." In that admirably chosen anthology figure Lord Bacon's meditative stanzas beginning: The worid's a bubble, and the life of man Less than a span ; In...conception wretched, from the womb So to the tomb; Cursed from his cradie, and brought up to years With cares and fears. Who. then, to frail mortality...
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