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Life's a jest and all things show it

DMI number:
36721
First Line:
Life's a jest and all things show it
Last Line:
I thought so once but now I know it
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Epitaph
Themes:
Death and Wit
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Author:
John Gay
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Dearing and Beckwith (1974) I: 253.
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First Line:
Life is 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:
The beauties of poetry: or, a portable repository of English verse, on an entire new plan. [T85619] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.185
Poem Title:
On Gay's Monument in Westminster-Abby.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed