Sir John Davies
Sir John Davies Poems
- Man I KNOW my soul hath power to know all things, Yet she ...
- Of Humane Knowledge Why did my parents send me to the ...
- The Dignity Of Man Oh what is man, great Maker of ...
- On A Pair of Garters Go, loving woodbine, clip with lovely ...
- From ' The Holy Roode' To thee, my God, my Lord, my Jesus ...
- From 'The Triumph Of Death' London now smokes with vapors ...
Sir John Davies (April 16, 1569 – December 8, 1626) was an English poet and lawyer, who became attorney general in Ireland and formulated many of the legal principles that underpinned the British Empire.
Davies was born in Wiltshire, to John and Mary Davies. He was educated at Winchester College for four years, a period in which he showed much interest in literature. He studied there ... more »
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I KNOW my soul hath power to know all things,
Yet she is blind and ignorant in all:
I know I'm one of Nature's little kings,
Yet to the least and vilest things am thrall.
I know my life 's a pain and but a span;
I know my sense is mock'd in everything;
And, to conclude, I know myself a Man--
Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing.