Treasure Island

Sir Francis Bacon

(1561 - 1626 / England)

Poems of Sir Francis Bacon

1. Guiltless Heart 1/3/2003
2. Help Lord 1/3/2003
3. Sing a New Song 1/3/2003
4. The Interpretation of Nature and 1/1/2004
5. The Life of Man 1/3/2003

The Life of Man

The world's a bubble; and the life of man less than a span.
In his conception wretched; from the womb so to the tomb:
Curst from the cradle, and brought up to years, with cares and fears.
Who then to frail mortality shall trust,
But limns the water, or but writes in dust.
Yet, since with sorrow here we live oppress'd, what life is best?
Courts are but only superficial schools to dandle fools:
The rural parts are turn'd into a den of savage men:
And where's a city from all vice so free,

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