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The world's a bubble and the life of man

DMI number:
10126
First Line:
The world's a bubble and the life of man
Last Line:
Not to be born or when we're born to die
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Imitation / translation / paraphrase, and Satire
Themes:
Hopelessness / vanity of life and Manners
Related People
Author:
Sir Francis Bacon
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Vickers (1996): 332.
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First Line:
The world's a bubble and the life of man
Last Line:
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Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
First Line:
The world's a bubble
Last Line:
Or being born to die
Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
A collection of select original poems and translations, chiefly on divine subjects [N27568] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.122-123
Poem Title:
Humane Life. Corrected from an old Copy of the Lord Bacon.
Attribution:
Corrected from an old Copy of the Lord Bacon
Attributed To:
Sir Francis Bacon
Title:
Poems upon divine and moral subjects. Originals & Translations [T124940]
Page No(s):
pp.122-123
Poem Title:
Humane Life. Corrected from an old Copy of the Lord Bacon.
Attribution:
Corrected from an old Copy of the Lord Bacon
Attributed To:
Sir Francis Bacon
Title:
Reliquiae Wottonianae: or, a collection of lives, letters, poems with characters. Also additional letters to several persons [ESTC R2126]
Page No(s):
pp.397-98
Poem Title:
The World
Attribution:
Fra. Lord Bacon
Attributed To:
Sir Francis Bacon