The Saint and the Hunchback

Hunchback. Stand up and lift your hand and bless
   A man that finds great bitterness
   In thinking of his lost renown.
   A Roman Caesar is held down
   Under this hump.

Saint.                              God tries each man
   According to a different plan.
   I shall not cease to bless because
   I lay about me with the taws
   That night and morning I may thrash
   Greek Alexander from my flesh,
   Augustus Caesar, and after these
   That great rogue Alcibiades.

Hunchback. To all that in your flesh have stood
   And blessed, I give my gratitude,
   Honoured by all in their degrees,
   But most to Alcibiades.