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1 SINCE we can die but once, what matters it,
2 If rope or garter, poison, pistol, sword,
3 Slow-wasting sickness or the sudden burst
4 Of valve arterial in the noble parts,
5 Curtail the miseries of human life?
6 Tho' varied is the Cause, the Effect's the same;
7 All to one common Dissolution tends.


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Title (in Source Edition): SENTIMENT. 1769.
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Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770. A Supplement to the Miscellanies of Thomas Chatterton London: printed for T. Becket, in Pall-Mall; Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and Their Royal Highnesses the Princes. MDCCLXXXIV., 1784, p. 34. [6],ii,88p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T48948; OTA K045459.000)

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