John Bull
(1562 - 1628)

Frail man, despise the treasures
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From the m.s. collection of Thomas Myriell, Rector of St Stephen Walbrook.
Lyrics: Anon

Frail man despise the treasures of this life,
Earth's wealth is want, joy sorrow, peace but strife.
Dame Fortune's bitter sweets do not affect,
Her happiest state's unworthy thy respect.
For like as Jonah's gourd, even in a night
Springs up and dies again this world's delight.