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Glorification of a war-chariot

1Mayst thou, O Tree, be firm indeed in body, our friend that
   furthers us, a goodly hero.
  Put forth thy strength, compact with thongs of leather, and let
   thy rider win all spoils of battle.
2Its mighty strength was borrowed from the heaven and earth:
   its conquering force was brought from sovrans of the wood.
  Honour with sacrifice the Car like Indra's bolt, the Car girt
   round with straps, the vigour of the floods.
3Thou bolt of Indra, vanguard of the Maruts, close knit to
  Varuna and child of Mitra,
  As such, accepting gifts which here we offer, receive, O godlike
  Chariot, these oblations.

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