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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

John Gay - 1857 - 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 ' — is the flippant tribute of folly to irreligion. His friends, "Charles and Catherine, Duke and...

Souvenirs of Travel, المجلد 1

Octavia Walton Le Vert - 1857
...Faerie Queene," and not far off is one to the memory of John Gray ; the epitaph written by himself : "Life is a jest, and all things show it, — I thought so once, and now I know it." TOMBS OF GAT, THOMSON, AND OTHERS. 15 I passed on to the tomb of Thomson, author...

Fables, tr. en vers fr. par le chevalier de Chatelain

John Gay - 1857
...Pope de faire graver sur son tombeau pour épitaphe les deux vers suivants : " Life is a jest, and ail things show it ; I thought so once, but now I know it." " La vie est une farce, et tout le fait biea voir, Je le pensais jadis, et je le sais ce soir ! " ,...

Epitaphs, Collected from the Cemeteries of London, Edinburgh, Glasgow ...

Joseph Barlow Robinson - 1859 - عدد الصفحات: 208
...unwholesome dew ; So fades the blossom on its early bed, When storms and tempests sear its tender head. 657. Life is a jest, and all things show it, I thought so once, but now I know it. JOHN GAY. 658. My life ! my love I my precious babe I How dear thou wast to me, That Mother only knows...

European Life, Legend, and Landscape

John Robinson Tait - 1859 - عدد الصفحات: 154
...Shakspeare ; and I road the irreverent epitaph of Gay, fhe author of the "Beggar's Opera," * • " Life is a jest, and all things show it, I thought so once, but now I know it." i Near by, also, I saw the monument to David Garrick, which Charles Lamb justly censures for its frivolous...

The master of the hounds, by 'Scrutator'.

Knightley William Horlock - 1859
...to come—until arrived at years of discretion, when I suppose I shall exclaim,— " Life's a farce, and all things show it, I thought so once, but now I know it." Well, thank goodness, the castle party are on the wing, and I wish them joy of their drive home, with...

The Ladies' Repository, المجلد 20

1860
...attempted unimproved. John Gay's monument is on the left of this, with those foolish lines as an epitaph: "Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it." It seems unjust to let this worthless couplet remain as an indication of the poet's character, whose...

Literary Reminiscences and Gleanings

Richard Wright Procter - 1860 - عدد الصفحات: 162
...any painful emotions of remorse, which only serve to feed melancholy, and nurse despondence. ' Life's a jest, and all things show it ; I thought so once, but now I know it.' Too much care cankers the soul, and incessant labour undermines the stoutest constitution. So, too...

What I Saw in London, Or Men and Things in the Great Metropolis

David W. Bartlett - 1861 - عدد الصفحات: 327
...it does everybody,—it is on the tomb of John Gay, and was written by himself. It is as follows : " Life is a jest, and all things show it: I thought so once, and now I know it." Not far from this shocking epitaph is the grave of the author of " The Seasons"—James...

The Ladies' Repository, المجلد 30

1861
...actors; Exit Burbage. The couplet, on a monument to John Gay, is hardly suited to a Christian church: Life is a jest, and all things show it, I thought so once, and now I know it. We close the list with one taken from the Potter's field at Yorkville, Canada West,...




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