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A SERIOUS REFLECTION ON HUMAN LIFE, SELECTION, by            
First Line: How vain is man! How foolish are his ways!
Last Line: "and make out one continued scene of woe."
Subject(s): Life; Pessimism; Transience; Impermanence


"How vain is Man! how foolish are his ways!
How short, and yet how sorrowful, his days!
From life's first moment to its latest date,
A painful, careful, miserable state!
Languid as sunshine on a winter's day,
Its worthless joys, scarce tasted, haste away:
But grief, and labour, everlasting flow,
And make out one continued scene of woe."





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