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I sought him whom my soul loves;
I sought him, but found him not;
I called him, but he gave no answer.g
in the streets and in the squares;
I will seek him whom my soul loves.”
I sought him, but found him not.
as they went about in the city.
“Have you seen him whom my soul loves?”
when I found him whom my soul loves.
I held him, and would not let him go
until I had brought him into my mother’s house,
and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
by the gazelles or the hinds of the field,
that you stir not up nor awaken love
until it please.
like a column of smoke,
perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,
with all the fragrant powders of the merchant?
About it are sixty mighty men
of the mighty men of Israel,
and expert in war,
each with his sword at his thigh,
against alarms by night.
from the wood of Lebanon.
its back of gold, its seat of purple;
it was lovingly wrought withinh
by the daughters of Jerusalem.
and behold King Solomon,
with the crown with which his mother crowned him
on the day of his wedding,
on the day of the gladness of his heart.
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