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1 IT blew an hard storm, and in utmost confusion
2 The sailors all hurried to get absolution;
3 Which done, and the weight of the sins they'd confess'd,
4 Was transfer'd, as they thought, from themselves to the priest
5 To lighten the ship, and conclude their devotion,
6 They toss'd the poor parson souse into the ocean.


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    Title (in Source Edition): ABSOLUTION.
    Themes: religion; virtue; vice; trades; labour
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 27765

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. V. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 294. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.005)

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