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Upon a Fit of Sickness - Anne Bradstreet

In lines 9-10, “This life’s but small / in place of highest bliss” can best be stated as meaning:


In life you get unfortunate brevity rather than great pleasure.


Life is short, but still filled with exceeding bliss.


Compared to heaven, time on earth is insignificant.


When compared with the great pleasure it could be, life is short and dissatisfying.


Don’t take life too seriously, it’s just a short thing; therefore seek pleasure while you can.

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