Lament of dying man

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Lament of dying man (Polish: Skarga umierającego) is an anonymous medieval Polish poem dating from the year 1463. The text represents the eschatological literature popular in High Middle Ages and describes torments a sinful moribund has facing his approaching death. His sufferings are the ones ascribed by Ars moriendi to a person on his deathbed. Having confessed his sins, the moribund receives divine consolation and feels ready to call a priest, who would provide him last rites.


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http://www.staropolska.pl/ang/middleages/sec_poetry/Lament.php3 - an English translation.