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SIR JOHN DAVIES

1569-1626

191                                                       Man

I KNOW my soul hath power to know all things,
Yet she is blind and ignorant in all
I know Im one of Natures little kings,
Yet to the least and vilest things am thrall.

I know my lifes a pain and but a span;
I know my sense is mockd in everything;
And, to conclude, I know myself a Man
Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing..

 

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