I know myself a man Print
By Sir John Davies   
Friday, 22 February 2013

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 everything;    
And, to conclude, I know myself a Man—   
Which is a proud and yet a wretched thing.