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The wooing of a bride

1With forelock loosened o'er his brow here comes the wooer of
   the bride, p. a228
  Seeking a husband for this maid, a wife for this unmarried man.
2Wooer! this girl hath toiled in vain, going to others' marriages.
  Now to her wedding, verily, wooer! another maid shall come.
3Dhātar upholds the spacious earth, upholds the sky, upholds the
  Dhātar bestow upon this maid a husband suited to her wish!

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