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A charm against jaundice

1As the Sun rises, let thy sore disease and yellowness depart. p. a21
  We compass and surround thee with the colour of a ruddy ox.
2With ruddy hues we compass thee that thou mayst live a leng-
   thened life:
  So that this man be free from harm, and cast his yellow tint
3Devatyās that are red of hue, yea, and the ruddy-coloured
  Each several form, each several force—with these we compass
   thee about.
4To parrots and to starlings we transfer thy sickly yellowness:
  Now in the yellow-coloured birds we lay this yellowness of

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