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A Reasonable Affliction.

1 On His Death-Bed poor Lubin lies:
2 His Spouse is in Despair:
3 With frequent Sobs, and mutual Cries,
4 They Both express their Care.
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5 A diff'rent Cause, says Parson Sly,
6 The same Effect may give:
7 Poor Lubin fears, that He shall Die;
8 His Wife, that He may Live.

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Title (in Source Edition): A Reasonable Affliction.
Author: Matthew Prior
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Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721. Poems on Several Occasions [English poems only]. London: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and JOHN BARBER upon Lambeth-Hill. MDCCXVIII., 1718, pp. 269-270. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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