O may the wealthy consider the poor

A found poem by John Woolman

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He knew the price of things:
Rye about five shillings
Oatmeal twelve per hundred pound.

Mutton from three pence to five
Bacon seven to nine.
House rent for a poor man

to be paid weekly. To be paid weekly.
Wood for the fire scarce and dear.
Many beasts slain to supply the market.

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