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ANNA BULLEN, ACT 1: SHORT CURSE, by            
First Line: Be curst the time of bullen's fatal birth
Last Line: And bury them in pits as deep as graves.
Subject(s): Curses; Disease; Graves; Leprosy; Small Pox; Tombs; Tombstones; Lepers


BE curst the time of Bullen's fatal birth;
Wrinkles like age anticipate her youth;
Mildews and blasts devour her wanton beauties;
Small-pox and leprosy rough-cast her o'er,
Dig up her charms and features by the roots,
And bury them in pits as deep as graves.





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