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304 Ballads and Songs of Michigan
It pierced deep into his side, And the great artery did divide.
9 The blood in torrents down did run-Louisa cried, "What have I done?" For help she call'd; then straight did send For a physician to attend.
10 The doctor he did soon appear And quieted Louisa's fear.
He closed the wound, blood ceas'd to flow; Again Louisa's heart did glow.
11 The doctor says, "Young man, attend And hear the counsel of a friend.
To what I say pray give good heed,
And from this wound you'll soon be free*d.
12 "To keep within I do advise, And you but little exercise Until the wound is fully clos'd, Or else your life will be expos'd."
13 Uriel then returned home;
His friends rejoiced to see him come; But more it was their joy to tell, "Uriel now is getting well.**
14 But O how little mortals know! How to our hopes fate gives the blow, And we are then compelled to yield When death does summons to the field.
15 Uriel walked the fields one day.
He chanced to fall, and then straightway A pain did seize his wounded side Which never left him till he died.
16 His father kind and mother dear, His quick relief was all their care; In vain they sought the surgeon's aid. Vain were the efforts that were made.