One man dies in full vigor,1 completely secure and at ease,2
his body well nourished,3 his bones4 rich with marrow.5
Another man dies in bitterness of soul,6 never having enjoyed anything good.
Side by side they lie in the dust,7 and worms8 cover them both.9
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