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A Friend's Illness

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SICKNESS brought me this
Thought, in that scale of his:
Why should I be dismayed
Though flame had burned the whole
World, as it were a coal,
Now I have seen it weighed
Against a soul?

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Julia Luber 19 June 2019

brief, bit curious, succinct

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Resh Kav 23 June 2017

sad tone. nice to read this

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Donald Bramley 13 February 2014

It takes me to the breaking point of query, Good!

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Andrew Hoellering 15 December 2009

The suffering of a person one loves moves one more than the suffering of those not know to one personally. A simple thought, beautifully expressed, but not necessarily true. Think of Miranda's line in Shakespeare's Tempest; 'How I suffered with those that I saw suffer.' It takes an exceptional person to feel that way.

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