|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||George Walter Thornbury (18281876)|
|QUOTATION:|| Mans life is but a jest,|
A dream, a shadow, bubble, air, a vapor at the best. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Jesters Sermon.|
See Gay, page 350: Life is a jest and all things show it;
I thought so once, but now I know it.
Life s but a series of trifles at best. Anonymous.
Life is an empty dream. Robert Browning. Paracelsus, ii. [back]