Im bidding you a long farewell, My Mary, kind and true, But Ill not forget you, darling, In the land Im going to. They say theres bread and work for all, And the sun shines always there; But Ill not forget old Ireland, Were it fifty times as fair.
Note 2. Things are not always what they seem.Phædrus: Fables, book iv. Fable 2. [back]
Note 3. See Chaucer, page 6. Art is long, life is short.Goethe: Wilhelm Meister, vii. 9. Hippocrates is supposed to have originated this saying which is better known in Latin: Ars longa, vita brevis est. [back]
Note 4. Our lives are but our marches to the grave.Beaumont and Fletcher: The Humorous Lieutenant, act. iii. sc. 5. [back]