Big with the vanity of state ; But transient is the smile of Fate ! A little rule, a little sway, A sun-beam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. Elegant Extracts - Seite 475herausgegeben von - 1809Vollansicht
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...Death, pp. 610-13. Other writers emphasized transience ('all passes but God'), the futility of vanity ('A little rule, a little sway, / A sunbeam in a winter's...proud and mighty have / Between the cradle and the grave')301 or the brevity of men's lives compared with their works ('what is my existence in comparison...