Exquisite Pain

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To his bed was your father confined,
In winter, in exquisite pain, nigh greater than he could endure.

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The king lies in bed in agony, surrounded by doctors and grieving courtiers as a cook brings a dish from the kitchen in the background.

The caption reads in the original German:

Es legte sich damals
Euer Vater im Winter mit großen Schmerzen zu Bette.

The translation provided here is by John Storer Cobb.

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