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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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Peers, Politics and Power: House of Lords, 1603-1911

Clyve Jones, David L. Jones - 1986 - عدد الصفحات: 557
...House's proceedings as "only helping one another to do nothing," paraphrasing Gay: "Its all a Farce & all things show it I thought so once but now I know it" (Ibid., f. 115). 84. It is interesting to note in this regard that only six of the thirty-three Scots...
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The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction

Wayne C. Booth - 1988 - عدد الصفحات: 557
...matter how skillful your result, it will almost certainly pale beside John Gay's "My Own Epitaph": Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it. Life and the death that life entails are — need one say it? — more fully epitomized as a jest than...
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Lessing Yearbook XXI

Richard E. Schade - 1990 - عدد الصفحات: 322
...Opera, preferred to let people think he died laughing, as we see from the epitaph he wrote for himself: Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so once, and now I know it.36 In some geographical areas on the continent, it was most important that Martin...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - عدد الصفحات: 1132
...lullaby. (1. 7-8) AAS; EBEV; E1L; HAP; InvP; NAEL-1; NoP; OBEY; PoEL-1; QFR; TrGrPo My Own Epitaph 6 which walls about our life Were brass impregnable; and humored thus. Comes at (1. 1-2) FaBoEE; FF; NIP; NOEC, OBD; SeCePo JOHN GAY (1685-1732) Ads and Galatea 1 O ruddier than the...
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Crisp Toasts: Wonderful Words That Add Wit and Class to Every Time You Raise ...

Tripp Evans, Andrew Frothingham, William R. Evans - 1992 - عدد الصفحات: 136
...damnably moldy a hundred years hence. • "Remember the poor — it costs nothing." — Josh Billings • "Life is a jest, and all things show it — I thought so once, but now I know it." — John Gay • To procrastination, which has saved us from innumerable mistakes. • Here's to the...
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Giving: Charity and Philanthropy in History

Robert H. Bremner - 1996 - عدد الصفحات: 241
..."The World Is All Alike" John Gay (1685-1732) wrote his own epitaph twelve years before his death: Life is a jest and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it. The jest in Gay's "Beggar's Opera" is the "similitude of manners" among denizens of high and low life....
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The Columbia History of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 2007 - عدد الصفحات: 732
...(adapted by Bertolt Brecht into Der Dreigroschenoper) and for his own epitaph in Westminster Abbey — "Life is a jest, and all things show it; / I thought so once and now I know it" — fused his talents for burlesque and the observation of low life in Trivia; or,...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - عدد الصفحات: 625
...girl. CHARLIE CHAPLIN, (1889-1977) British comic actor, filmmaker. My Autobiography, ch. 10(1964). Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it. JOHN GAY, (1685-1732) British dramatist, poet. "My Own Epitaph" (1720). Words inscribed on Cay's monument...
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Samuel Johnson and the Essay

Robert Donald Spector - 1997 - عدد الصفحات: 254
...by the levity of what he terms "the trifling distich upon Mr. Gay's monument in Westminster Abbey: 'Life is a jest, and all things show it; / I thought so once, but now I know it.'"8 If it were, as Johnson notes, a private play kept from the public gaze, it would be beneath...
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The Language of Poetry

John McRae - 1998 - عدد الصفحات: 156
...is not own'd when 'tis descried; Successful crimes alone are justified Text: Poems (i)-(x) (ix) (vi) Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it. (vii) I am a rock. (viii) My love is like a red, red rose. Man is Heaven's masterpiece. (x) So, naturalists...
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