William Drummond of Hawthornden

William Drummond, called "of Hawthornden", was a Scottish poet. Wikipedia

This Life

This Life, which seems so fair, Is like a bubble blown up in the air By sporting children’s breath, Who chase it everywhere And strive who can most motion it bequeath. And though it sometimes seem of its own might Like to an eye of gold to be fixed there, And firm...

By William Drummond of Hawthornden
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25 August