„"Vanitas vanitatum" has rung in the ears
Of gentle and simple for thousands of years;
The wail still is heard, yet its notes never scare
Either simple or gentle from Vanity Fair.“

Vanity Fair; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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