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Lo, here, the hopeless merchant of this loss, (1661)

With head declined, and voice damm'd up with woe, (1662)

With sad set eyes, and wretched arms across, (1663)

From lips new-waxen pale begins to blow (1664)

The grief away that stops his answer so:
But, wretched as he is, he strives in vain; (1666)

What he breathes out his breath drinks up again.

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