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Ye gods was it man's nature or his fate

DMI number:
17197
Poem Aliases
Denham. Of old age.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
Ye gods was it man's nature or his fate
Last Line:
And burns the sacred temples of our minds
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Food and drink[Poison - Intoxication] and Virtue / vice
Related People
Author:
Sir John Denham
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from Of Old Age (Part 3). Chalmers (1810) VII: 259-267.