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How vain are mortal man's endeavours

DMI number:
2003
First Line:
How vain are mortal man's endeavours
Last Line:
Runs the same track it went before
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Conversation poem
Themes:
Death, High society / the court[Statesmen compared to monkeys], Hopelessness / vanity of life, and Manners
Related People
Author:
John Gay
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Dearing and Beckwith (1974) I: 285-287.
Author:
Jonathan Swift
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Swift Poems Project, Y20- ('Doubtfully by Swift')
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First Line:
How vain are mortal man's endeavours
Last Line:
Runs the same tract it went before
Relationship:
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Content/Publication
Title:
Miscellanies. The Last Volume [**query: possible duplicate record]
Page No(s):
pp.283-285
Poem Title:
The Quidnunki's: A Tale. Occasion'd by the Death of the Duke Regent of France.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Miscellanies. The last volume [ECCO] [T173801]
Page No(s):
pp.283-285
Poem Title:
The Quidnuncki's: A Tale. Occasion'd by the Death of the Duke Regent of France.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Miscellanies. The last volume [ECCO] [T202847]
Page No(s):
pp.264-266
Poem Title:
The Quidnuncki's: A Tale. Occasion'd by the Death of the Duke Regent of France.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Miscellanies. The last volume [ECCO] [T39475]
Page No(s):
pp.241-243
Poem Title:
The Quidnuncki's: A Tale Occasion'd by the Death of the Duke Regent of France.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Miscellanies. The last volume [T172697] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
pp.229-232
Poem Title:
The Quidnuncki's: A Tale. Occasion'd by the Death of the Duke Regent of France.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Miscellanies. The last volume [T204336] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
pp.356-359
Poem Title:
The Quidnuncki's: A Tale. Occasioned by the Death of the Duke Regent of France.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Miscellanies. The last volume [T39473] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
pp.229-232
Poem Title:
The Quidnuncki's: A Tale. Occasion'd by the Death of the Duke Regent of France.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Miscellanies. The last volume [T39474]
Page No(s):
pp.283-285
Poem Title:
The Quidnuncki's: A Tale. Occasioned by the Death of the Duke Regent of France.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed