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I know my soul hath power to know all things (1918)


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Songs of Farewell


I know my soul hath power to know all things

I know my soul hath power to know all things,
Yet she is blind and ignorant in all:
I know I'm one of Nature's little kings,
Yet to the least and vilest things am thrall.
I know my life's a pain and but a span;
I know my sense is mock'd in ev'rything;
And, to conclude, I know myself a Man,
Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing.

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Composer

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet was an English composer, teacher and historian of music.


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Poet

Sir John Davies was an English poet, lawyer, and politician.


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