O you, whom vanity's light bark conveys (John Stafford Smith)
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First published: 1781
Original text and translations
O You, whom vanity's light bark conveys
On Fame's mad voyage, by the wind of praise;
With what a shifting gale your course you ply,
For ever sunk too low, or borne too high!
Who pants for glory finds but short repose,
A breath revives him, or a breath o'erthrows.