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  • Hapless child
  • Hapless child of hapless sire, Didst thou recklessly conspire, Madly brave the King’s decree?
  • Think of his mother-wife (ill sorted names) Done by a noose herself had twined to death And last, our hapless brethren in one day, Both in a mutual destiny involved, Self-slaughtered, both the slayer and the slain.

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