Michael Wigglesworth

(1631 - 1705 / England)

Poems of Michael Wigglesworth

1. A Postscript unto the Reader 4/20/2010
2. A Prayer unto Christ 4/20/2010
3. A Short Discourse on Eternity 4/20/2010
4. The Day Of Doom 1/1/2004
5. To The Christian Reader 4/20/2010
6. Vanity of Vanities 4/20/2010

Vanity of Vanities

A Song of Emptiness
To Fill up the Empty Pages Following

Vain, frail, short liv'd, and miserable Man,
Learn what thou art when thine estate is best:
A restless Wave o'th' troubled Ocean,
A Dream, a lifeless Picture finely drest:

A Wind, a Flower, a Vapour, and a Bubble,

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