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I pray that discord, greedy for evil, may never clamor in this city, and may the dust not drink the black blood of its people  and through passion cause ruinous murder for vengeance to the destruction of the state.1 But may they return joy for joy in a spirit of common love,  and may they hate with one mind; for this is the cure of many an evil in the world.
1 The expression of the thought “take reprisals in a civil war,” is overloaded and the grammatical relation of the words is involved. More exactly: “seize greedily （as a wild beast seizes his prey） upon calamities—of vengeance—to the State, calamities in which blood is shed in requital for blood.”
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