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First Line: He praised the greatness of the child I bore
Last Line: Who slew my son.

HE praised the greatness of the child I bore,
As free from sickness, gifted with long days;
And when he had said all, to comfort me
About my heavenly fortune sang a hymn.
And I then hoped that Phoebus' holy lips
Could never lie in their prophetic art.
But he who sang, who stood there at the feast,
Who said these words, he is the very one
Who slew my son.

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