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So short is this life that every peasant strives

DMI number:
42001
Poem Aliases
Donne. First Anniversary.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
So short is this life that every peasant strives
Last Line:
Fit to become Methuselah his page
Poem Genre / Form:
Extract / snippet from longer work, Quatrain aabb, and Complaint
Themes:
Age and Time
Related People
Author:
John Donne
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
CHECK: adapted snippets from The First Anniversary.
Content/Publication
Title:
A help to discourse [ESTC R218198]
Page No(s):
p.160
Poem Title:
[no title: embedded quotation]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed