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THE LITTLENESS OF LIFE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life is so little in its vanities
Last Line: To their own wretched level nobler things.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Life; Vanity


LIFE is so little in its vanities,
So mean, and looking to such worthless aim,
Truly the dust, of which we are a part,
Predominates amid mortality.
Great crimes have something of nobility;
Mighty their warning, vast is their remorse:
But these small faults, they make one half of life
Belong to lowest natures, and reduce
To their own wretched level nobler things.





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