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" 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 his cradle, and brought up to years With cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall trust, But limns on water, or but... "
Works - Página 271
por Francis Bacon - 1879
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The Living Age, Volumen259

1908
...more boldly and concisely. He forsakes simile for metaphor, leaving the word like to be understood. The World's a bubble, and the Life of Man Less than a span. . . . Were Tony to try and express himself by the same means, he would say: "The world's a bubble,...
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Brief Lives

John Aubrey - 1982 - 332 páginas
...On the Thames small boats rowed by watermen were one of the chief means of transport in London. Ed. The world's a bubble, and the life of man Less than...conception wretched, from the womb So to the tomb; Cursed from his cradle, and brought up to years With cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall...
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The Expanding Universe: Astronomy's 'Great Debate', 1900-1931

Arthur Eddington, Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington - 1987 - 127 páginas
...Further reference to the rival theories is made on p. 86. Chapter III FEATURES OF THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE The world's a bubble, and the life of man Less than a span. Francis Bacon /\. SPHERICAL world, closed but continually expanding, is a new playground for thought....
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 páginas
...For FRANCIS BACON (1561-1626) The Life of Man 1 The world 'sa bubble, and the life of man Less then his cradle, and brought up to years With cares and fears. (1. 1 —6) 2 What life is best? Courts are...
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Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination

Nieves Mathews - 1996 - 592 páginas
...describe him as 'a good poet, but concealed'.92 Who can tell what was lost? The few verses that survive (The world's a bubble and the life of man / Less than a span . . .') do not resound with all the harmonics we perceive in great poetry, yet they evoke some very...
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Aubrey's Brief Lives

John Aubrey - 1999 - 408 páginas
...His Lordship was a good Poet, but conceal'd, as appeares by his Letters : The world's a Bubble, pnd the life of man Less than a span ; In his conception wretched, from the wombe So to the tombe ; Curst from his cradle, and brought up to yeares With cares and feares. Who...
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Words to the Wise: Collected Essays

Kathryn Ann Lindskoog - 2000 - 140 páginas
...hate to see the foot going the way of the furlong. (So long to the furlong.) As Francis Bacon said, The world's a bubble and the life of man Less than a span. A span is a handsbreadth, or nine inches. Since I am a small woman, not only is my life less than a...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 636 páginas
...for seven long year. reindeer: horned deer. Liberty's a glorious feast ! —Burns, The Jolly Beggars The World's a bubble, and the Life of man Less than...conception wretched, from the womb So to the tomb; Cursed from his cradle, and brought up to years With cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall...
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Wisdom Beyond Words: The Buddhist Vision of Ultimate Reality

Sangharakshita - 2001 - 304 páginas
...the English poets: Francis Bacon this time. This is the famous opening to his one anthology piece: The world's a bubble; and the life of man Less than a span. The whole idea of the impermanence of beautiful things is of course a commonplace amongst poets of...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 813 páginas
...especial reverence. Your Lordship's loving friend, FR. ST. ALBAN. Poems and Psalms 'The world's a bubble' THE world's a bubble, and the life of man less than...fears. Who then to frail mortality shall trust, But lirnns0 on0 water, or but writes in dust. Yet since with sorrow here we live opprest, what life is...
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