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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Author Unknown

A Group of Indian Epigrams: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Translation of Charles Rockwell Lanman, editor

THOUSANDS of gods like Indra great,

Hundreds of kings of royal state,

Have seen, by Time’s almighty hand,

Their glories so put out

As are the flames of lamps that stand

Where puffs the wind about.