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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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The Fables of John Gay: Illustrated, with an Original Memoir, Introduction ...

John Gay - 1854 - عدد الصفحات: 271
...versification, and a style of expression easy and apposite. The epitaph he proposed for himself, " Life's a jest, and all things show it ; I thought so once, but now I know it" — LIFE OF JOHN GAY, is the flippant tribute of folly to irreligion. His friends, " Charles and Catherine,...

The Fables of John Gay: Illustrated, with an Original Memoir, Introduction ...

John Gay - 1854 - عدد الصفحات: 271
...versification, and a style e expression easy and apposite. The epitaph he proposed for himself, " Life's a jest, and all things show it ; I thought so once, but now I know it" — in About BC 1209. Vide Judges, c. ix. is the flippant tribute of folly to irreligion. His friends,...

Crests from the Ocean World; Or, Experiences in a Voyage to Europe ...

Alonzo Tripp - 1854 - عدد الصفحات: 408
...creations of his immortal genius. Here, too, was Gay, with these odd lines engraved below his bust: — "Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so once, and now I know it." There was, also, old Ben Johnson, with a countenance expressive of profundity and...

The United States Democratic Review, المجلد 4;المجلد 35

1855
...him — liked it not — and died." OAY. — WBITTEN BY "HIMSELF. (ENORAVED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.) "Life is a jest, and all things show it. I thought so once ; but now I know it." ON SIR FRANCIS DRAKE. "Sir Drake, whom well the world's end knew Which thou didat compass round, And...

Tait's Edinburgh magazine, المجلد 22

1855
...a manner most wonderful and unaccountable, Lord Palmerston has contrived to gather around his name. Life is a jest, and all things show it ; I thought so once, and now I know it, would lie an appropriate epitaph wherewith to «leek the marble monument that the...

The world's metropolis, or, Mighty London. 2nd ser., ed. by H.S. Brooke

H S Brooke - 1856
...author of the Beggar's Opera; the short and irreverent epitaph in front is his own composition : — " Life is a jest, and all things show it ; I thought so once ; but now I know it !" the verses beneath it, are by Pope. Statue of Addison, by Sir Richard Westmacott, erected 1809....

My First Visit to Europe: Or, Sketches of Society, Scenery, and Antiquities ...

Andrew Dickinson - 1856 - عدد الصفحات: 214
...literature in which he excelled. The short epitaph by himself has been censured for its profane levity : Life is a jest and all things show it : I thought so once, and now I know it." Below this epitaph is another by his friend Pope. Next is ROWE, and his only daughter,...

The Seasons

James Thomson - 1856 - عدد الصفحات: 335
...child. The epitaph in Westminster Abbey, written for and by himself, consists of the following lines : Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so once, and now I know It And polish'd Cornbury woos the willing Muse. Slow let us trace the matchless vale...

A Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions: On the Most ...

Silvester Tissington - 1857 - عدد الصفحات: 517
...buried in Westminster Abbey, where a monument, bearing the following inscription, is erected : — " Life is a jest, and all things show it ; I thought so once ; but now I know it. GAY, Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit a man ; simplicity a child : With native humour...

Bombay Quarterly Review, المجلد 5

1857
...clumsy compliment, there an irreverent sneer, and on one—Gay's monument—an irreligious scoff:— " Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it." We have before us a thick folio volume by Tolderoy,—a collecVOL. VI.—NO. I. 11 tion of such epitaphs...




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