I had my trial, And, must needs say, a noble one; which makes me A little happier than my wretched father.
Is this your comfort, The cordial that ye bring a wretched lady, A woman lost among ye, laugh’d at, scorn’d?
What will become of me now, wretched lady!
O, how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes’ favours!
My next poor petition Is, that his noble Grace would have some pity Upon my wretched women, that so long Have follow’d both my fortunes faithfully; Of which there is not one, I dare avow, And now I should not lie, but will deserve, For virtue and true beauty of the soul, For honesty and decent carriage, A right good husband; let him be a noble; And, sure, those men are happy that shall have ’em.
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The children were taken into protective custody due to their wretched living conditions.
The photograph showed poor people in a wretched village in East Africa.