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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
During the Crusades (“Thy faithful sons, whom Thou in love hast owned”)
By Eleazar
THY faithful sons, whom Thou in love hast owned,
Behold! are strangled, burnt and racked and stoned;
Are broken on the wheel; like felons hung;
Or, living, into noisome charnels flung.
I see them yonder, of their eyes bereft,        5
And there their mangled limbs in twain are cleft.
Beneath the wine-press are their bodies drawn,
Crushed, drowned, or with harsh saws asunder sawn.

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