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A maiden's love-charm

1I dig this Healing Herb that makes my lover look on me and
  That bids the parting friend return and kindly greets him as he
2This Herb wherewith the Asuri drew Indra downward from the
  With this same Herb I draw thee close that I may be most dear
   to thee.
3Thou art the peer of Soma, yea, thou art the equal of the Sun, p. a285
  The peer of all the Gods art thou: therefore we call thee hither—
4I am the speaker here, not thou: speak thou where the assembly
  Thou shalt be mine and only mine, and never mention other
5If thou art far away beyond the rivers, far away from men,
  This Herb shall seem to bind thee fast and bring thee back my

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