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First Line: The gods require the thighes
Last Line: Yet love the smell of meat.


The Gods require the thighes
Of Beeves for sacrifice;
Which rosted, we the steam
Must sacrifice to them:
Who though they do not eat,
Yet love the smell of meat.






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