Mark How Fleeting And Paltry Is The Estate Of Man,--yesterday In Embryo, To-morrow A Mummy Or Ashes.

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Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man,--yesterday in embryo,
to-morrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hair's-breadth of time assigned
to thee live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the
ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180 AD)
-- Meditations, iv, 48