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45 Bring with you all the nymphs that you can hear , Both of the rivers and the forests green , And of the sea that neighbours to her near , All with gay garlands goodly well beseen . 40 And let them also with them bring in hand Another ...
Bring her up to th'high altar , that she may The sacred ceremonies there partake , The which do endless matrimony make ; And let the roaring organs loudly play The praises of the Lord in lively notes , The whiles with hollow throats The ...
... thy original crime hath wrought In some to spring from thee ; who never touched 425 The excepted tree ; nor with the snake conspired ; Nor sinned thy sin ; yet from that sin derive Corruption , to bring forth more violent deeds .
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