He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”
    He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”(A)

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You said, ‘I am forever(A)
    the eternal queen!’(B)
But you did not consider these things
    or reflect(C) on what might happen.(D)

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“Now then, listen, you lover of pleasure,
    lounging in your security(A)
and saying to yourself,
    ‘I am, and there is none besides me.(B)
I will never be a widow(C)
    or suffer the loss of children.’

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15 This is the city of revelry(A)
    that lived in safety.(B)
She said to herself,
    “I am the one! And there is none besides me.”(C)
What a ruin she has become,
    a lair for wild beasts!(D)
All who pass by her scoff(E)
    and shake their fists.(F)

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