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What trifling toil do we poor mortals keep

DMI number:
24849
First Line:
What trifling toil do we poor mortals keep
Last Line:
Wake eat and drink evacuate and sleep
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Distich, and Epigram
Themes:
Hopelessness / vanity of life
Related People
Author:
Matthew Prior
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Wright and Spears I: 687.
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First Line:
What trifling coil do we poor mortals keep
Last Line:
Wake eat and drink evacuate and sleep
Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
A collection of select epigrams in which are many originals never before printed by the most eminent hands [T124651]
Page No(s):
p.68
Poem Title:
CCXXXIX. Human Life.
Attribution:
M. Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior