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Survey mankind observe what risks they run

DMI number:
33188
First Line:
Survey mankind observe what risks they run
Last Line:
And fighting stroll from wake to wake for bread
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Imitation / translation / paraphrase
Themes:
Hopelessness / vanity of life and The happy man / contentment
Content/Publication
Title:
The Complete Art of Writing Letters [N28200]
Page No(s):
p.110
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
I paraphrased thus... [letter is from 'Lord Bolingbroke to Dr. Swift']
Attributed To:
Henry St John
Title:
The Complete Art of Writing Letters [T162103] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
pp.111-112
Poem Title:
[No title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed