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The government of the multitude is not good: But obey, for ye are both younger than I am. let there be one lord, one sole monarch, to whom So 1 Peter (v. 5)-"Likewise, ye younger, submit your wise Saturn's son commits the sway and ministry selves unto the elder."

of law, in token of sovereign power, SUBMIT TO THE KING.

So Judges (ix. 12—" Then said the trees unto the vine, Come

thou and reign over us;" and 1 Samuel (viii. 5)“Now make Do not, son of Peleus, feel inclined to fight with us a king to judge us like all the nations;" and Proverbs the monarch, since never to sceptred king has |(xxviii. 2)—"For the transgression of a land many are the Jove given such glory as to Atrides.

princes thereof; but by a man of understanding and knowl-"

edge the state thereof shall be prolonged;" and James (üli. 1) So 1 Peter (ii. 18)—"Submit yourselves to every ordinance

-“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the king, as

shall receive the greater condemnation." supreme." NOD OF JUPITER.

CHARACTER OF A DEMAGOGUE. The son of Saturn spoke, and nodded with his! But Thersites alone with unmeasured words. dark eyebrows; thereupon the ambrosial locks kept still clamoring among the throng, for he had streamed down from the head of the immortal store of them, to rate the chiefs; not over-seemly, king, and he caused the mighty Olympus to

controlled by no respect, but, with witty malice, tremble to its base.

uttering what might move the Greeks to laughter. GOD NOT TO BE RESISTED.

He was, moreover, the ugliest man that came be

neath the walls of Troy: bandy-legged, and lame For the Olympian king is difficult to be opposed.

in one foot; shoulders crooked, and drawn toSo Romans (ix. 19)—“Thou wilt then say unto me, Why I gether toward his breast; his head pointed updoth He yet find fault? For who hath resisted His will !"

wards, while thin woolly hair bestrewed it; he was and 1 Corinthians (x, 22)—“Do we provoke the Lord to

specially hateful to Achilles and Ulysses, for he jealousy! are we stronger than He ?"

was ever reviling them. THE LEADER OUGHT TO BE AWAKE.

“THE PRINCE THAT WANTETH UNDERSTANDING." It is not right for a statesman to sleep to whom nations are intrusted, and the public weal.

It is not proper for a ruler to bring evils on the

sons of the Greeks. “THE POOR MAN'S WISDOM IS DESPISED."

So Proverbs (xxviii. 16)—“ The prince that wanteth underIf any other of the Greeks had related to us standing is also a great oppressor." this vision, we should in all likelihood have deemed it false, and laughed to scorn the idle

“BE WISE, O YE KINGS!” tale; but now he who is the noblest of the Greeks But, o king, be well-advised thyself, and yield has seen it.

to wholesome advice. So Ecclesiastes (ix. 16)—"Then said I, Wisdom is better So Psalms (li. 10)—“ Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be than strength; nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is de instructed, ye jidges of the earth." spised, and his words are not heard."


No longer let us be talking here, nor put off the Even as go swarms of closely-thronging bees, I work which God has trusted to our hands. always issuing in fresh numbers from the hollow So Ecclesiastes (ix. 10)__"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to rock: they fly in clusters to the vernal flowers; do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, some have sped their flight in crowds here, others nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou there.


FLOCKS OF BIRDS. Such, I suppose, now appears the sovereign will Just as a numerous flock of winged fowl-of of Jove, who oft has destroyed, and again will geese, or cranes, or long-necked swans-in the pull down, lofty cities: for his power is omnipo- Asian mead, beside the streams of the Cayster, fly tent.

about, making a loud flapping with their wings, 80 Ezekiel (XXXV. 4)_“I will lay thy cities waste, and thou then settle down with clamorous noise, while all shalt be desolate; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord." I the mead resounds.


INSECTS. Great is the wrath of a king under the protec- As the thickly-swarming flies which gather tion of Jove; his high office, too, is from Jove, and round some shepherd's pen in spring-tide, while counselling Jove loves him.

the milk is frothing in the pails. 80 Proverbs (xvi. 14)—"The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it;" and (viii. 15)

DIVERSITY OF TONGUES. “By me kings reign and princes decree justice; " and Daniel (ii. 21)—"And He changeth the times and the seasons: He

| The widespread nations spoke a variety of lanremoveth kings and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom guages. unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understand - So Genesis (xi. 9)" Therefore is the name of it called ing;" and Romans (xiii. 1)—"Let every soul be subject unto Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of the higher powers. For there is no power but of God; the all the earth;" and Acts (ii. 4)—"They began to speak with powers that be are ordained of God."

other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."


The two sons of the Percosean Merops, who was. But we shall give way to each other in these matskilled above all in prophetic lore, nor would give ters, I to thee and thou to me; and the other impermission to his sons to be present in the life- mortal gods will follow us. destroying war; but they refused to listen to him, So Ecclesiastes (x. 4)—-" If the spirit of the ruler rise up for fate led them on to gloomy death.

against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great So 1 Samuel (i. 25)—“ Notwithstanding they hearkened not

offences." into the voice of their father, because the Lord would slay

A METEOR. them."

Like to a bright meteor which the son of deepPROPHETIC LORE SAVES NOT A MAN. designing Saturn sends, a portent to sailors or the But he did not ward off black death by his broad army of the people scattering fiery sparks knowledge of future events.

around. So Isaiah (xlvii. 13)—“Let now the astrologers, the star Shakespeare (" Henry VI.," part i., act i., sc. 1) saysgazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up and save thee

“Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! froin these things that shall come upon thee."

Comets, importing change of times and states,

Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky;

And with them scourge the bad revolting stars,
As when the south wind spreads a mist on the That have consented unto Henry's death."
tops of the mountain, in no way a friend to the

“THE BATTLE IS THE LORD's." shepherd, but better to the thief than even the night.

Jove, who dispenses peace and war to men. So Job (xxiv. 14)—“The murderer rising with the light So 1 Samuel (xvii. 47)—“And all this assembly shall know billeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief;" that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear; for the battle and 1 Thessalonians (v. 2)—" For yourselves know perfectly is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands; " and that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night."

Proverbs (xxi. 31)—"The horse is prepared against the day of

battle: but safety is of the Lord." THE GIFTS OF GOD NOT TO BE DESPISED.

“GOD SHALL AVENGE.” The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be despised which they may have bestowed on thee,

| For though Olympian Jove does not avenge at for we cannot select them ourselves.

once, he will avenge, though it may be after many So Ecclesiastes (iii. 13)—“ And also that every man should

days, and that severely,-with their own lives, and eat and drink and enjoy the fruit of all his labor; it is the gift the lives of their wives and children. of God;" and 1 Timothy (iv. 4)—“For every creature of So Habakkuk (i. 3)—-" Why dost thou show me iniquity, and God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with cause me to behold grievance! for spoiling and violence are thanksgiving."

before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention;"

and Luke (xviii. 7)--" And shall not God avenge His own elect, SWEAB NOT FALSELY.

which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with Let no one violate what is ratified by oath by

them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Never

theless when the son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the Wanton violence.

earth?" So Leviticus (xix. 12)—"And ye shall not swear by my name

TIIE LIAR. fabely, neither shalt profane the name of thy God; I am the Lord;" and Matthew (v. 33)—" Again, ye have heard that it

For Jove shall not assist the liar. hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear So Proverbs (xix. 9)—"False witness shall not be unpunishthyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths." ed; and he that speaketh lies shall perish." THE AGED.

“ YEARS TEACH WISDOM." For the spirits of the young are too quickly But I shall still go forth with the chariots and stirred; but in what things the old take a part, he give counsel and commands, for this is the privilooks before and after, that due provision be lege of the old, while the younger shall fight in the made for all interests.

ranks. So Ecclesiaste3 (xi. 10)-" Therefore remove sorrow from So Job (xxxii. 7)—"I said, Days should speak, and multithy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and tude of years should teach wisdom." Fouth are vanity;" and Titus (ii. 6)—“Young men likewise extort to be sober-minded.”


| Son of Atreus, what kind of words has escaped Few words, but in very clear and musical from thy lips ? tones, since he was not a babbler nor a random So Colossians (iii. 9__“Lie not one to another, seeing that talker, though young in years.

ye have put off the old man with his deeds.” So Proverbs (x. 19)_"In the multitude of words there

THE ROAR OF THE SEA. wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise."

As when the ocean waves dash forward on the THE SUN.

far-resounding shore, driven by the west wind, And thou, O sun! thou seest all things and hear-wave upon wave; first it curls with whitening est all things in thy daily course.

crests; but anon it breaks upon the beach with So Pealms (xix. On--" His going forth is from the end of the

thundering roar, and, recoiling, flings in great Beaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it; and there is noth-curves its head aloft, and tosses high the spray of Ing hid from the heat thereof."

the sea.


by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb;"

and Acts (v. 89)—" But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it. The rest in silence marched, nor couldst thou lest haply ye be found even to fight against God." have said that all that moving host had voice in their breast: awe for their leaders wrought silence

THE HOURS. deep; while round all flashed the varied armor Heaven's gates spontaneous open, guarded by with which they were girt.

the Hours, to whom great heaven and Olympus i

given in charge, either to roll aside or draw the DISCORD.

veil of thick clouds. Discord, restless without ceasing, sister and companion of man-slaying Mars, small at her birth,

STENTORIAN VOICE. but afterwards with her head reaching heaven, Likening herself to strong Stentor, endued with while she stalks upon earth; then she rouses dire brazen lungs, whose shout surpassed the force a fury, rushing into the midst of the crowd, adding fifty tongues. woe to mortals.

QUIT YOU LIKE MEN. So Proverbs (xvii. 4)—"A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue;" and James My friends, quit ye like men, and be firm in the (iii, 5)—“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth

battle. great things. Behold how great a matter a little fire kindletn!"

So 1 Samuel (iv. 9)—"Be strong, and quit yourselves lik

men, Oye Philistines! that ye be not servants unto the He MOUNTAIN TORRENT.

brews as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men As when wintry torrents rushing down the moun

and fight;" and 1 Corinthians (xvi. 13)—“Watch ye, stani

fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong." tains join together their furious waters from mighty springs within some deep ravine, while

RACE SUCCEEDS RACE LIKE LEAVES. from afar the shepherd hears the roar on the far

As is the race of leaves, such is man: the win mountain's top.

scatters some on the ground, others the woo AN UNSTABLE MAN.

budding puts forth, and the season of sprin

brings out; so also the race of men, one generatio As for Diomede, thou couldst not know on which

flourishes, another decays. side he was.

So Sirach (xiv. 18, 19); and Ecclesiastes. (i. 4)—“One gene So James (i. 8)—"A double-minded man is unstable in all

ation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but th his ways."

earth abideth for ever." “LET US NOT FIGHT AGAINST GOD."

FIRST IN WORTH AS IN COMMAND. Fight not against the other immortal gods.

He sent me to Troy, and enjoined me oft i So Acts (xxiii. 9)—“And there arose a great cry: and the

stand the first in worth as in command, nor brin scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, say: 1 ing, We find no evil in this man; but if a spirit or an angel discredit on my father's race, who had alwas hath spoken to Him, let us not fight against God."

held the foremost rank in Ephyre and Lycia

wide domain. THE WRATH OF GOD.

So 1 Corinthians (xii. 31)—"But covet earnestly the be The wrath of God is difficult to be withstood. gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way;**

(xiv. 12)—“Even so ye, for as much as ye are zealous of spir So Psalms (ii. 12)—"Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye

Aye ual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of t1 perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little.

Church." Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him;" and (xc. 11) _"Who knoweth the power of thine anger ? even according

THE ADVANTAGE OF WINE. to thy fear so is thy wrath; " and Revelations (vi. 17)—“For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to Wine gives much strength to wearied man. stand?"

So 1 Timothy (v. 23)—" Drink no longer water, but tase BLOOD OF THE GODS.

little wine for thy stomach's sake, and thine often infirm

ties." An immortal stream flowed from the god, ichor, such as flows from the blessed gods; for they do

WINE. not feed on bread nor drink sparkling wine, therefore they are bloodless, and become immortal.

Mine honored mother, bring me not luscio

wine, lest thou unnerve my limbs, and make AFFLICTION AT THE DEATH OF A FATHER. lose my wonted prowess and strength. No children shall any longer, clinging to his

TO OFFER SACRIFICES WITH POLLUTED HANDS knees, call him sire, returning safe from the war and fields of death.

I fear to offer a libation of rosy wine with


So Isaiah (i. 15)—" And when ye spread forth your hands Be advised, son of Tydeus; retire, and esteem will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make ma

| prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood;"& not thyself a god, since not alike is the race of

Psalms (xxvi. 6)-"I will wash mine hands in innocency: immortal gods and men, mere reptiles of the will I compass thine altar, O Lord.” earth.

MAN PROPOSES, GOD DISPOSES. So Isaiah (xlvi. 3)—"Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne Victory changes oft her side.

AN EXAMPLE OF A LOVING WIFE. | abyss beneath the earth, where are iron gates and Hector, thou art my father and honored mother, brazen floors, as far below Hades as heaven is and brother; thou, too, my blooming husband. from the earth.

So 2 Peter (ii. 4)-“For if God spared not the angels that Lord Derby thus translates it:

sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into " But, Hector, thou to me art all in one,

chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment."
Sire, mother, brethren; thou, my wedded love!


Having suspended a golden chain from heaven, The babe clung crying to his nurse's breast. do you, gods and goddesses, all of you lay hold of scared at the sight of his father, startled by the it: yet would you fail to drag the mighty and allbrazen helm and horse-hair plume, seeing it nod-wise Jove from heaven

. plume seeing it nod-wise Jove from heaven to earth, strive as you ding fearfully on the warrior's crest: but his affec may. tionate father and honored mother laughed fondly. l. So Isaiah (xl. 15)--- Behok

So Isaiah (xl. 15)--“Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: be

hold. He taketh up the isles as a very little thing." THE FATE OF ALL IS FIXED. For no man can antedate my doom; though I

STRENGTH OF GOD IRRESISTIBLE. am aware that no one can escape his fate, neither Our father, son of Saturn, mightiest of kings, the coward nor the brave, as it has been deter

we all know well that thy strength is not to be mined at his birth.

resisted. So John (vil. 20)—" Then they sought to take him: but no man laid bands on Him, because His hour was not yet come." |

So Job (xlü. 2)_“I know that thou canst do everything,

and that no thought can be withholden from Thee." A LADY'S WORK,

“GOD WEIGHS ACTIONS." but going to thy house, attend to thy household And then the father of heaven hung out his cares, thy web and thy spindle, and assign thy golden scales. "maidens their several tasks.

So 1 Samuel (ii. 3)--“By Him actions are weighed;" and 56 Proverbs (xxxi. 19)—“She layeth her hands to the spin Proverbs (xvi. 2)—“But the Lord weigheth the spirits;" and de, and her hands hold the distaff.”

Isaiah (xl. 12)—" Who hath measured the waters in the

hollow of His hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and MAN IN THE HANDS OF GOD.

comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and But the decision of the victory is placed in the

weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?" hands of the immortal gods.

THE IRRESISTIBLE POWER OF GOD. So Proverbs (xxi. 30)—" There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel, against the Lord;” and 1 Corinthians

thians 1 No man can withstand the will of Jove, however (17. 57)—" But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory, | powerful he be, for he is much mightier. through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

So Job (ix. 12)--"Behold, He taketh away, who can hinder

Him? who will say unto Him, What doest Thou?"--and 1 THE BRAVE MAN.

Corinthians (i. 25)“ Because the foolishness of God is wiser And think not to contend with a man mightier than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” than thou. 8o Ecclesiastes (vi. 10)_" That which hath been is named

THE FIXEDNESS OF FATE. already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he con- For such is the unalterable decree of fate; but I tend with him that is mightier than he."

reck not of thy wrath, nor should I care even NIGHT APPROACHETH.

though thou wert thrust beneath the lowest depths Now the night is at hand; it is wise to obey the

of earth and sea, where Jäpetus and Saturn dwell, uncheered by rays of sun and fanned by no cool

breeze, encompassed by the profound abyss of ! So Judges (xix. 9)—“ Behold, now the day draweth toward Tartarus,-not even, I say, though thou wert there evening, I pray you tarry all night: behold, the day groweth to an end; lodge here, that thine heart may be merry; and to

consigned to banishment, do I care, but hear thy WOrtow get you early on your way, that thou mayest go reproaches unheeded, since nothing is more vile home;" and Luke (xxiv. 29 " But they constrained Him, than thou. saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day k far spent. And He went in to tarry with them."


As when in heaven the stars around the glitterFather Jove, is there any of mortals on the ing moon beam loveliest amid the breathless air, Fide-spread earth who will rival us in wisdom and and in clear outline appear every hill, sharp peak, understanding?

and woody dell; deep upon deep the sky breaks So Isaiah (xl. 13)—“Who hath directed the Spirit of the open, and each star shines forth, while joy fills the Lord, or being His counsellor, hath taught Him?"--and Roshepherd's heart. mans (xi. 34)—"For who hath known the mind of the Lord, who hath been His counsellor!"


The son of deep-designing Saturn bestows his Be assured that I shall seize and hurl him into gifts in differing measure; he has granted to thee gloomy Tartarus deep down, where is the lowest I to be honored for thy royal command, but valor


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he has got granted thee, which is the noblest boon

A WIFE. of heaven.

Every wise and sensible man loves the wife of THE MAN DELIGHTING IN WAR.

his choice; so I too loved her in my heart's core, That man is bound by no social, religious, and

slave though she was, taken by my spear. domestic tie who would court civil war with all! So Colossians (iti. 19)—“ Wives, submit yourselves into its horrors.

your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.” THE MAN FAVORED BY GOD.

LIFE NOT TO BE BOUGHT. The man whom Jove loves is a match for many. Life is not to be weighed against all the treas. So Joshua (xxiii. 10—“One man of you shall chase a ures which they say Troy, that well-inhabited thousand: for the Lord your God, He it is that fighteth for city. possessed formerly in peaceful times, ere you, as he hath promised you;" and 2 Samuel (xviii. 3)

the sons of the Greeks came, nor yet by all that is * But now thou art worth ten thousand of us."

contained within the stone-built temple of the PLUTO.

archer Apollo in rocky Pytho. For oxen and Pluto, the merciless and inexorable, and there-goodly sheep may be provided by successful fofore the most hatefull of all the gods to mortals. rays, tripods and chestnut mares; but the soul of

man can never more be recalled when the spark of NO REMEDY TO AN EVIL ONCE ENDURED. life has passed his lips. There will be grief to thee thyself hereafter, nor So Job (ii. 4)—"Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will will there be found a remedy to the evil that is he give for his life;" and Matthew (xvi. 26)"For what is a

man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his done.

own soul ! or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul:** RESTRAIN THY PASSION.

--and Job (xiv. 12)—“So man lieth down, and riseth not: till Do thou restrain

the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised thy haughty spirit in thy out of their sleep. If a man die, shall he live again All the breast, for better far is gentle courtesy.

days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come." So Proverbs (xvi. 32)—“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that aketh a city.”


To be a speaker of words, and also a doer of

deeds. And cease from angry strife.

So Matthew (vii. 21)-“Not every one that saith unto me, So Proverbs (xvii. 14)——“The beginning of strife is as when

Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he one letteth out water; therefore leave off contention, before

that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven;" and it be meddled with.”

(xxiii. 3)—“For they say, and do not;" and 2 Corinthians THE HYPOCRITE.

(x. 11)-"Let such an one think this, that such as we are in

word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in For that man is detested by me as the gates of | deed when we are present. hell whose outward words conceal his inmost thoughts.

PRAYERS ARE DAUGITERS OF HEAVEN. So Psalms (lv. 21)__" The words of his mouth were smoother. But. Achilles, curb thy furious rage: thou than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer

shouldst not cherish an implacable heart, for the than oil, yet were they drawn swords; " and (cxix. 163)—"I hate and abhor lying."

gods themselves, excelling in virtue, honor, and

strength, may yet be mollified, for they may be THE BRAVE AND THE COWARD DIE ALIKE.

soothed by incense, humble suit, libations, and The same fate awaits him that fights or fights sacrifices, when they may have transgressed and not. The coward and the brave are held in equal gone astray. For Prayers are the daughters of honor. The man who yields ignobly and he who mighty Jove,-lame, indeed, of foot, looking exerts himself die alike.

askance,--who, coming after the Temptress, are So Ecclesiastes (ix. 2)—" All things come alike to all: there heedful of their course. But the Temptress is is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good, bold, swift of foot, for she far outruns them, ana and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, gets before them over all the earth, bringing sad and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sin

disaster on mankind. But Prayers behind her ner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oatn."

Seneca (Ep. 91) says: “Equat omner cinis: impares nas. | heal the wrongs she has done to him who bows in cimur, pares morimur.” “The dust levels all; we are born reverence to these daughters of Jove as they in unequal conditions, but die equal."

approach: such an one they greatly aid, and lis

ten to his entreaties; but whosoever rejects, and WHAT ADVANTAGE HAVE I BY EXPOSING MYSELF | boldly refuses their assistance. Pravers. approach. TO DANGER.

ing their father, Jupiter, beg that the Temptress There is no profit to me after all my, labors, may follow him, that he may suffer and pay a due though I am always setting my life at stake. penalty.

So Job (XXXV. 3)-"For thou saidst, What advantage will it So Genesis (viii. 21)—"And Noah offered burnt-offerings on be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have if I bc cleansed the altar: and the Lord smelled a sweet savor;" and 1 Kings from my sin!"-and Psalms (lxxiii. 13)—“ Verily I have (viii. 38, 39)—“What prayer and supplication soever be made cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in inno- by any man, or by all Thy people Israel, which shall ko cency:” and Ecclesiastes (vi. 8)"For what hath the wise every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his more than the fool?"

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