Reference > Quotations > John Bartlett, comp. > Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. > George Walter Thornbury
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · AUTHOR INDEX · CONCORDANCE INDEX
John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
George Walter Thornbury. (1828–1876)
 
 
1
          Man’s life is but a jest,
A dream, a shadow, bubble, air, a vapor at the best. 1 
          The Jester’s Sermon.
2
    The fool that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well.
          The Jester’s Sermon.
 
Note 1.
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]
 

CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · AUTHOR INDEX · CONCORDANCE INDEX
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors