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A charm against consumption

1Remove thou all Decline that lurks within the members and the
  The firmly-settled heart-disease that racks the bones and rends
   the limbs.
2From the consumptive man I pluck Decline as 'twere a severed
  I cut the bond that fetters him, even as a root of cucumber.
3Begone, Consumption, hence away, like a young foal that runs.
   at speed.
  Then, not pernicious to our men, flee, yearly visitant like grass!

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