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How vain are mortal man's endeavours

DMI number:
15422
First Line:
How vain are mortal man's endeavours
Last Line:
Runs the same tract 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 track it went before
Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
A Supplement to Dr. Swift's and Mr. Pope's Works [ECCO] [T48930]
Page No(s):
pp.350-351
Poem Title:
The Quidnuncki's: A Tale. Occasion'd by the Death of the Duke Regent of France.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed