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Poem by John Davies


I know my soul hath power to know all things, 
Yet she is blind and ignorant in all 
I know Im one of Nature's little kings, 
Yet to the least and vilest things am thrall.

I know my lifes a pain and but a span; 
I know my sense is mockd in everything; 
And, to conclude, I know myself a Man  
Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing.

John Davies

John Davies's other poems:
  1. On a Pair of Garters
  2. Of Humane Knowledge
  3. The Dignity of Man

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • George Herbert Man ("My God, I heard this day")
  • Henry Vaughan Man ("Weighing the steadfastness and state")
  • Florence Coates Man ("I was born as free as the silvery light")

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