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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
Embleme VIII
XVI. Geffrey Whitney
Motto: Omnis caro fœnum.

ALL fleshe is grasse, and witherth like the haie:
To-daie man laughes, to-morrowe lies in claie.
Then let him marke the frailtie of his kinde,
For here his tearme is like a puffe of winde;
Like bubbles smalle that on the waters rise;        5
Or like the flowers whom Flora freshlie dies,
Yet in one daie their glorie all is gone;
So worldlie pompe which here we gaze vppon:
Which warneth all that here their pageantes plaie,
Howe well to liue, but not how long to waie.        10

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