Sunday, November 20, 2011

Song (Man's a poor deluded bubble) / Robert Dodsley


Song

Man's a poor deluded bubble,
     Wand'ring in a mist of lies,
Seeing false, or seeing double,
     Who wou'd trust to such weak eyes?
Yet presuming on his senses,
     On he goes most wond'rous wise:
Doubts of truth, believes pretences;
      Lost in error, lives and dies.

~~
Robert Dodsley (1703-1764)
from Trifles, 1745

[Poem is in the public domain worldwide]

Robert Dodsley biography

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