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The Curse

To a sister of an enemy of the author's who disapproved of `The Playboy'
1Lord, confound this surly sister,
2Blight her brow with blotch and blister,
3Cramp her larynx, lung, and liver,
4In her guts a galling give her.
5Let her live to earn her dinners
7Lord, this judgment quickly bring,
8And I'm your servant, J. M. Synge.

Notes

6] Mountjoy: prison in Dublin. Back to Line
 What thou lovest well remains,
                  the rest is dross
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage
Whose world, or mine or theirs
                or is it of none?
First came the seen, then thus the palpable
    Elysium, though it were in the halls of hell,
What thou lovest well is thy true heritage
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
Ezra Pound Pisan Cantos, LXXXI
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