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EPIGRAM ON A ROPE-MAKER HANGED, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies a man much wronged in his hopes
Last Line: For he liv'd by the rope, and died by the halter
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


HERE lies a man much wronged in his hopes,
Who got his wealth backwards by making of ropes
It was his hard chance in his fortunes to falter,
For he liv'd by the rope, and died by the halter





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