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A REASONABLE AFFLICTION (1), by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: On his death-bed poor lubin lies
Last Line: His wife, that he may live.'
Variant Title(s): Cause And Effect
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The

ON his death-bed poor Lubin lies;
His spouse is in despair:
With frequent sobs, and mutual cries.
They both express their care.

'A different 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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