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Life is a jest and all things show it

DMI number:
15965
First Line:
Life is a jest and all things show it
Last Line:
I thought so once but now I know it
Poem Genre / Form:
Distich, Epigram, and Epitaph
Themes:
Death and Humour, jokes
Related People
Author:
John Gay
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Lonsdale (1984): 129. Dearing and Beckwith (1974) I: 253.
Related Poems
First Line:
Life's a jest and all things show it
Last Line:
I thought so once but now I know it
Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
A collection of epigrams [vol. 2] [T170823]
Page No(s):
LXXXII.
Poem Title:
Gay's Epitaph.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
A collection of epigrams. [Vol. II] [ESTC T130692]
Page No(s):
LXXXII.
Poem Title:
Gay's Epitaph.
Attribution:
Gay
Attributed To:
John Gay
Title:
A new select collection of epitaphs [vol 2] [T136904] [ecco]
Page No(s):
p.7
Poem Title:
Written by Mr. Gay for his own Monument.
Attribution:
by Mr. Gay.
Attributed To:
John Gay
Title:
Memoirs of the life and writings of Alexander Pope, esq. [ESTC T88302]
Page No(s):
p.123
Poem Title:
[No title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
Select and Remarkable Epitaphs [Vol. 1] [T27439] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.193
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
John Gay
Title:
Select Epitaphs [Vol. 2] [ESTC T137253]
Page No(s):
p.139
Poem Title:
On John Gay.
Attribution:
By Himself.
Attributed To:
John Gay
Title:
The festoon: a collection of epigrams, ancient and modern [T86025]
Page No(s):
p.139
Poem Title:
XXIII. Mr. Gay's Epitaph:
Attribution:
By Himself. [i.e. Gay]
Attributed To:
John Gay
Title:
The festoon: a collection of epigrams, ancient and modern [T86180]
Page No(s):
p.137
Poem Title:
Mr. Gay's Epitaph:
Attribution:
By Himself. [i.e. Gay]
Attributed To:
John Gay
Title:
The festoon: a collection of epigrams, ancient and modern [T86181] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.137
Poem Title:
Mr. Gay's Epitaph:
Attribution:
By Himself. [i.e. Gay]
Attributed To:
John Gay