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This world a hunting is

Language: English

This world a hunting is,
The prey poor man,
The Nimrod fierce is death.
His speedy greyhounds are
Lust, sickness, envy, care,
Strife that ne'er falls amiss,
With all those ills which haunt us
While we breathe.
Now if by chance we fly
Of these the eager chase,
Old age with stealing pace
Casts up his nets,
and there we panting die.


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Text added to the website: 2008-01-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 13
Word count: 62

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