John Wilbye

(7 March 1574 - September 1638 / Brome, Suffolk)

O Wretched Man! - Poem by John Wilbye

O wretched man! Why lov’st thou earthly life?
Which nought enjoys but cares and endless trouble;
What pleasure here, but breeds a world of grief?
What hour’s ease, that anguish doth not double;
No earthly joys, but have their discontents;
Then loathe that life, which causeth such laments

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012

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