Now fie upon him! what is Man,
Whose life at best is but a span?
When to an inch it dwindles down,
Ice in his bones, snow on his Crown,
O THE sad day!
When friends shall shake their heads, and say
Of miserable me--
'Hark, how he groans!
English poet and miniature painter. There were several editions of his Poems and Songs (1674). One of his self-portraits is in the Victoria and Albert Museum. A portrait of Charles II is in the Wallace Collection, London. His miniatures are noted for their vitality
English miniature painter and poet. He was the son of a clerk in Chancery and en ...