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Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you.…
It is said to have been a plan sometimes practised in the Middle Ages, to send poisoned flowers to princes or great persons, when a plot was laid against their life. Whether the fact be true or not, the moral it may suggest is true.
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Parallel VersesKJV: Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.