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wont the flying Nymphs to woo, Good Faunus, through my sunny farm

Pass gently, gently pass, nor do

My younglings harm.

Each year, thou know'st, a kid must die

For thee; nor lacks the wine's full stream

To Venus' mate, the bowl; and high

The altars steam.

Sure as December's nones appear,

All o'er the grass the cattle play;

The village, with the lazy steer,

Keeps holyday.

Wolves rove among the fearless sheep;

The woods for thee their foliage strow;

The delver loves on earth to leap,

His ancient foe.

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