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Grief of Mind by Edward de Vere

What plague is greater than the grief of mind?
The grief of mind that eats in every vein;
In every vein that leaves such clots behind;
Such clots behind as breed such bitter pain;
So bitter pain that none shall ever find,
What plague is greater than the grief of mind.

E. of Ox.

 

Professor Steven May lists this poem as “wrongly attributed” to Oxford.

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