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Wear me as a signet ring on your heart,
    as a ring on your hand.
    Love is as overpowering as death.
    Devotion is as unyielding as the grave.
    Love’s flames are flames of fire,
        flames that come from Yah.
            Raging water cannot extinguish love,
                and rivers will never wash it away.
    If a man exchanged all his family’s wealth for love,
    people would utterly despise him.

The Young Woman with Her Family and Her Beloved

[The brothers]

We have a little sister, and she has no breasts.
    What will we do for our sister on the day she becomes engaged?

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