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Quotation by William Knox
Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud,
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave,
Man passeth from life to his rest in the grave.
William Knox (1789–1825), British poet. Oh! Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud? (L. 1–4). . .
Family Album of Favorite Poems, The. P. Edward Ernest, ed. (1959) Grosset & Dunlap.
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