Grass of levity,
Span in brevity,
fire of misery
Inscription in St Mary Magdalene Church, Milk Street, London, c. 1609.
Man is a glas; life is
A water that’s weakly
walled about; sinne bring
es death; death breakes
the glas; so runnes
the water out
Inscription in Osmington Church, Dorset, c. 1609.
This wretched life, the trust and confidence
of whose continuance maketh us bold to sin
Thou perceivest well by experience
Since that hour in which it did begin
It holdeth course and shall not lin
But fast in runneth on and passen shall
As doth a dream, or shadow on the wall.