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A charm against disease

1They made this barley ready with a team of eight, a team of six.
  With this I drive to westward, far away, thy bodily disease.
2Vita breathes downward from above, and downward Sūrya sends
   his heat:
  Downward is drawn the milch-cow's milk: so downward go thy
3The Waters verily bring health, the Waters drive disease away.
  The Waters cure all malady: may they bring medicine for thee.

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