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A young man lies dying, a woman weeps as she holds his hand, Wellcome V0015178

A young man lies dying, a woman weeps as she holds his hand. Lithograph by J. Bouvier. Courtesy Wellcome Images and Wikimedia Commons.

A Reasonable Affliction
by Matthew Prior



A Reasonable AfflictionEdit

A Reasonable Affliction Matthew Prior Audiobook

A Reasonable Affliction Matthew Prior Audiobook


On his deathbed poor Lubin lies:
His spouse is in despair:
With frequent sobs, and mutual cries,
They both express their care.

A diff'rent cause, says Parson Sly,
The same effect may give:
Poor Lubin fears, that he shall die;
His wife, that he may live.


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