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An Omen from the sky

1From the high firmament, yea, out of heaven a water-drop with
   dew on me hath fallen.
  I, Agni! share the merit of the pious, with vigour, milk, and
   hymns and sacrifices.
2If from a tree that fruit hath fallen downward if, aught from air
   that is vāyu.
  Where it hath touched my body or my garment, thence may the
  Waters drive Destruction backward.
3It is a fragrant ointment, happy fortune, sheen all of gold, yea,
   purified from blemish.
  Spread over us are all purifications. Death and Malignity shall
   not subdue us.

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