Quotation by William Dunbar

Our pleasance here is all vain glory,
This false world is but transitory;
The flesh is bruckle, the Fiend is slee:—
Timor Mortis conturbat me.
William Dunbar (c. 1465–c. 1530), British poet. Lament for the Makaris (l. 5–8). . .

Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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