I know my life's a pain, and but a span; I know my sense is mocked in ev'ry thing: And to conclude, I know myself a man, Which is a proud, and yet a wretched thing.
Sir John Davies (1569 - 1626)
Source: Nosce Teipsum, 1599, st. 45
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