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Israel In Egypt. Book Fourteenth.

On the next morning early, Voice Divine
Again to Moses came. ``To Aaron say;
`Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust; that lice
Through all the land of Egypt it may be.'''

Awe--struck, to Aaron Moses went; and spake
Even as the Voice had spoken. Forthwith then
Beyond the city passed they to the plain,
Where arid was the ground. With outstretched arm,
The rod uplifting, Aaron smote the dust;

And it was turned to lice. Throughout the land,
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