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(1751)
'Daughter, dear daughter,' old Lucretius cries, (1752)

'That life was mine which thou hast here deprived. (1753)

If in the child the father's image lies, (1754)

Where shall I live now Lucrece is unlived? (1755)

Thou wast not to this end from me derived.
(1756)
If children pre-decease progenitors, (1757)

We are their offspring, and they none of ours.

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