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" Life is a jest, and all things show it, I thought so once, but now I know it, with what more you may think proper. "
Two Years Ago - الصفحة 52
بواسطة Charles Kingsley - 1857
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Curiosities for the Ingenious: Selected from the Most Authentic Treasures of ...

J. Taylor - 1822 - عدد الصفحات: 192
...holy text around she strews ' To teach the rustic moralist to die." When we meet with such lines as " Life is a jest, and all things show it, I thought so once, but now I know it." we are inclined to think the witty author of them had no other intention than that of making a couplet...

The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...in life are often frivolous, and always unwarrantable. THE FARMER AND THE HORSE. ' Tis a vain world, and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it'.' Ah! Gay! is thy poetic page The child of disappointed age ? Talk not of threescore years and ten, For...

The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...life are often frivolous, and always unwarrantable. THE FARMER AND THE HORSE. ' 'Tis a vain world, and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it1.' Ah ! Gay ! is thy poetic page The child of disappointed age? Talk not of threescore years and...

The Lady's Magazine and Museum of the Belles-lettres, Fine ..., المجلدات 2-7

1832
...conjnred up some fiend to lure me onwards to destruction ! — Oh, Paul, Paul ! save me!" " ' Life's a jest, and all things show it : I thought so once— but now I know it!'" Replied Paul, sarcastically, at this instance of attachment to life in one who bad so little to live...

The monuments and genii of st. Paul's cathedral and of Westminster abbey

George Lewis Smyth - 1826
...condemned for its levity, and can never be relished for its point, is engraved upon the ledge: — Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it. Underneath are the affectionate lines in which Pope essayed to commemorate his merits as an author,...

The Monuments and Genii of St.Paul's and Westminster Abbey: Comprising Naval ...

George Lewis Smyth - 1826 - عدد الصفحات: 959
...often condemned for its levity, and can never be relished for its point, is engraved upon the ledge: . Life is a jest, and all things show it ; I thought so once, but now I know it. Underneath are the affectionate lines in which Pope essayed to commemorate his merits as an author,...

Church-yard gleanings and epigrammatic scraps, a collection of epitaphs and ...

William Pulleyn - 1829
...French thorough and thorough; He married Sarah Jennings, spinster, IN NEWINGTON CHURCH-YARD. Life's but a jest, And all things show it, — I thought so once, But now I know it.* IN NEWINGTON CHURCH-YARD, ON JAMES BLACKBURN, A BLACKSMITH. My sledge and hammer lie declin'd, My bellows,...

The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, المجلد 11

1833
...conjured up some fiend to lure me onwards to destruction ! — Oh, Paul, Paul ! save me !" " ' Life's a jest, and all things show it: I thought so once — but DOW I know it l' " replied Paul, sarcastically, at this instance of attachment to life in one who had...

A Descriptive, Explanatory, and Critical, Catalogue of Fifty of the Earliest ...

John Landseer - 1834 - عدد الصفحات: 424
...The couplet which (copied from his own works) is inscribed on the tomb of our poetical fabulist— " Life is a. jest, and all things show it: I thought so once, and now—I know it," with the change of a single word, would not ill serve as an exposition—at least...

On the beauties, harmonies and sublimities of nature: with remarks ..., المجلد 3

Charles Bucke - 1837
...more idle heads than one : Even Gay took it up, and caused it to be placed on his tombstone. T/ife is a JEST, and all things show it, I thought so once ; but now I know it. This distich calls to my mind PEREDA'S picture of the Desengano de la Vida, at Madrid ; implying that...




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