Vanities of Life, The
DESCRIPTION: "What are life's joys and gains?" Not power, pride, beauty, ambition, or wealth. "The lesson how to live is but to learn to die"
EARLIEST DATE: 1720 (manuscript _World's Best Wealth_ according to Dixon-Peasantry)
KEYWORDS: greed pride vanity beauty death nonballad recitation
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dixon-Peasantry, Poem #1, pp. 1-7, 241, "The Vanities of Life" (1 text)
Bell-Combined, pp. 235-240, "The Vanities of Life" (1 text)
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