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Lord, crack their teeth! Lord, crush these lions' jaws!
So let them sink as water in the sand;
When deadly bow their aiming fury draws,
Shiver the shaft ere past the shooter's hand.
So make them melt as the dishoused snail
Bible: Hebrew Psalm LVIII (Paraphrased by the Countess of Pembroke) (l. 17–21). . .

Norton Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I–II. M. H. Abrams, general ed. (5th ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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