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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

Of Misery

Thomas Howell (fl. 1568)

CORPSE, clad with carefulness;

Heart, heaped with heaviness;

Purse, poor and penniless;

Back bare in bitterness;

O get my grave in readiness;

Fain would I die to end this stress.