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Quotation by Francis Bacon
The world 's a bubble, and the life of man
Less then a span:
In his conception wretched, from the womb
So to the tomb;
Curst from his cradle, and brought up to years
With cares and fears.
Francis Bacon (1561–1626), British philosopher, statesman. The Life of Man (l. 1–6). . .
Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse, The. E. K. Chambers, comp. (1932) Oxford University Press.
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