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First Line: Sitting in this tea-house
Last Line: No, no, a mustard plaster.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Hearts; Pain; Suffering; Misery

SITTING in this tea-house,
Looking out on the clear cool water
And the silver lilies,
How I wish I could press a dripping lily-pad
On my burning bosom
To ease me of my smart.
A broken heart, you ask, Mar Quong?
No, no, a mustard plaster.

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