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A charm against fever

1He goes away as 'twere from this fierce burning fire, inebriated
   and lamenting he departs.
  Let him, the lawless, seek another and not us. Worship be paid
   to Fever armed with fiery heat.
2To Rudra and to Fever be our worship paid: worship be paid
   to Varuna the splendid King!
  Worship to Dyaus, to Earth, worship be paid to Plants!
3Thou who, aglow with heat, makest all bodies green, to thee,
   red, brown, I bow, the Fever of the wood.

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