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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:1980
AUTHOR:Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
QUOTATION:The world ’s a bubble, and the life of man
  Less than a span. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The World.
 
Note 1.
Whose life is a bubble, and in length a span.—Sir Thomas Browne: Pastoral ii.

Our life is but a span.—New England Primer. [back]
 

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