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Monday, 26 August 2013

My Own Epitaph by John Gay

Life is a jest, and all things show it,
I thought so once, but now I know it.

From: Gay, John, Poems on Several Occasions. Volume the Second, 1767, J and R Tonson, H Woodfall, W Strahan, et al: London, p. 154.
(http://archive.org/stream/poemsonseveralo02gaygoog#page/n162/mode/2up)

Date: 1720

By: John Gay (1685-1732)