Sir John Davies

(1569-1626 / England)

Sir John Davies Poems

1. From 'The Triumph Of Death' 10/25/2014
2. From ' The Holy Roode' 10/25/2014
3. On A Pair of Garters 5/25/2015
4. Of Humane Knowledge 4/22/2010
5. The Dignity Of Man 4/22/2010
6. Man 1/4/2003

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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.

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