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First Line: Friend, you have come from the world's end home
Last Line: Save a span.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alkaios

FRIEND, you have come from the world's end home
With an ivory hilt to your blade
Gold-inlaid; for you fought
Among Babylon's ranks and you wrought
In their need, a great deed,
When you slew in the fight
A redoubtable man
Who was five royal cubits in height
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