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How weak how vain is human pride

DMI number:
23349
Poem Aliases
Gay. The ravens, the sexton, and the earthworm.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
How weak how vain is human pride
Last Line:
For different tastes please different vermin
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Fable
Themes:
Hopelessness / vanity of life, Manners, and Virtue / vice
Related People
Author:
John Gay
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from The Ravens, the Sexton, and the Earthworm ('Laura methinks you're over nice'). Dearing and Beckwith (1974) II: 434-438.
Content/Publication
Title:
Miscellaneous pieces consisting of select poetry, methods of improvement in husbandry, gardening, and various other subjects useful to families [2nd ed] [T127413] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.49-52
Poem Title:
The Ravens, the Sexton, and the Earth-Worm. A Fable.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Miscellaneous pieces consisting of select poetry, methods of improvement in husbandry, gardening, and various other subjects useful to families [3rd ed] [39 parts] [T112124] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.49-52
Poem Title:
The Ravens, the Sexton, and the Earth-Worm. A Fable.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Miscellaneous pieces consisting of select poetry, methods of improvement in husbandry, gardening, and various other subjects useful to families [4thed] [T199384] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.49-52
Poem Title:
The Ravens, the Sexton, and the Earth-Worm. A Fable.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Miscellaneous pieces consisting of select poetry, methods of improvement in husbandry, gardening, and various other subjects useful to families [T125628] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.49-52
Poem Title:
The Ravens, the Sexton, and the Earth-Worm. A Fable.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed