Such is the career of thousands!
(Bonar, "The Way Of Cain" 1846)
Man is weary, toiling for that which is
not bread; trying to wring water out of
the world's dry sands and broken cisterns.
Such is the career of thousands . . .
a fruitless worldliness;
a life of vanity;
a soul utterly empty;
a being wholly wasted.