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First Line: The meek shall inherit the earth, -- yes
Last Line: Six feet of earth -- at the last -- and worms for a fellowship nigh.
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Humility; Inheritance & Succession; Pain; Dead, The; World; Heirs; Suffering; Misery


"THE meek shall inherit the earth," -- yes, and the meaning is plain:
They shall sink and be trampled upon, tortured and cheated and slain,
And have, as their great reward, while the Strong go stormily by,
Six feet of earth -- at the last -- and worms for a fellowship nigh.





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