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For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth?
Making it a valid law to learn by suffering.
Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
"Let the doer suffer;" so goes a thrice-old saying.
We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
For hostile word let hostile word be paid.
For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
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