Song

Original Text: 
Robert Dodsley, Trifles (London: Tully's Head, 1745): 241. 12331.dd.14 British Library; B-10 6923 Fisher Rare Book Library
1Man's a poor deluded bubble,
2    Wand'ring in a mist of lies,
3Seeing false, or seeing double,
4    Who wou'd trust to such weak eyes?
5Yet presuming on his senses,
6    On he goes most wond'rous wise:
7Doubts of truth, believes pretences;
8    Lost in error, lives and dies.
Publication Start Year: 
1745
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.
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