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Hymns of the Atharva Veda, by Ralph T.H. Griffith, [1895], at

p. 164


A charm to secure various blessings

1Away from distasteful food, strength and sweet speech,
2Are pleasant. May I obtain a pleasant voice.
3I have invoked the Protector; I have invoked his protection.
4Quick of hearing are mine ears; mine ears hear what is good-
  Fain would I hear a pleasant sound.
5Let not good hearing and overhearing fail the Eagle's eye, the
   undecaying light.
6Thou art the couch of the Rishis. Let worship be paid to the
   divine couch.

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