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To lead people
And follow the way of life
Weigh the worth
Of the one source:
Using the single force
Which doubles the strength of the strong
By enabling a person to do what is right, and disabling them from doing wrong,
Be so charged with the nature of life that you give people birth,
That you mother your land,
That you are the fit and ever-living root of it:
The seeing root, whose eye is infinite.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27