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IF THOU SAYEST, BEHOLD, WE KNEW IT NOT', by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: I have done I know not what
Last Line: In judgment pity, and in death, and now
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God

I have done I know not what, ''" what have I done?
My brother's blood, my brother's soul, doth cry:
And I find no defence, find no reply,
No courage more to run this race I run
Not knowing what I have done, have left undone;
Ah me, these awful unknown hours that fly
Fruitless it may be, fleeting fruitless by
Rank with death-savour underneath the sun.
For what avails it that I did not know
The deed I did? what profits me the plea
That had I known I had not wronged him so?
Lord Jesus Christ, my God, him pity Thou;
Lord, if it may be, pity also me:
In judgment pity, and in death, and now.

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