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First Line: Bless jesus christ, o cardoness
Last Line: Then hadst thou lain for ever.
Subject(s): Death; Wit & Humor


Bless Jesus Christ, O Cardoness,
With grateful, lifted eyes,
Who taught that not the soul alone,
But body too shall rise;
For had He said "the soul alone
From death I will deliver,"
Alas, alas! O Cardoness,
Then hadst thou lain for ever.





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