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That have all of them borne twins,
And none bereft among them.
And thy speaking beautiful;
Are thy Temples through thy locks. 4 Like the Tower of David is thy Neck,
Built for an armoury,
All shields of the mighty.
Twinlings of the roe,
That feed among the lilies. 6 Until the day breathe,
And the shadows flee away,
I will go my way
To the Mount of Myrrh,
And to the Hill of Frankincense. 7
Thou art all fair,
PART III.--CHAP. IV. 8-V. I. Garden of Spices and Fruits in Autumn.
8 Along with me from Lebanon, my Bride,
Along with me from Lebanon, come;
Look from off the top of Amana,
From the dwellings of the lions,
9 Thou hast taken my heart, my Sister, my Spouse,
heart with one of thine eyes,
How good is thy love above wine,
Honey and milk underneath thy tongue,
And the scent of thy garments like
A Garden enclosed,
A fountain sealed. 13
Thy plants a Paradise
Of fragrant-vines with nards, 14
The spikenard and the saffron,
With all the chief of spices:
And come, thou South,
Let its spices flow.
Let my Beloved come into his garden,
And let him eat his pleasant fruit.
I am come into my garden,
My Sister, my Bride;
Along with my balm ;
With my honey-comb;
wine Along with my milk; Eat, О friends, drink, yea drink abundantly,
CHAP. V. 2-VIII. 4.
THE KING PROVOKED TO WITHDRAW, IS DESCRIBED IN HIS BEAUTY; THE BRIDE'S LOVELINESS, AND PRAYER
FOR HIS PRESENCE.
PART 1.-CHAP. V. 2-VI. 3. Sleep and Sorrow; the Beauty of the Beloved.
I I sleep, but my heart waketh;
For my head is filled with dew,
" I have
How can I soil them?"
My Well-beloved thrust his hand
Through the wicket of the door,
heart was troubled for him ;
I arose to open to my
On the handles of the bar.
I opened to my Well-beloved;
He was gone!
There found me the watchers,
They have smitten me,
Have wounded me,
I lay on you a charge,
DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM.
O thou Fair One amongst women?