Ah! City of bloodshed, utterly deceitful, full of booty— no end to the plunder!
The crack of whip and rumble of wheel, galloping horse and bounding chariot!
Horsemen charging, flashing sword and glittering spear, piles of dead, heaps of corpses, dead bodies without end— they stumble over the bodies!
Because of the countless debaucheries of the prostitute, gracefully alluring, mistress of sorcery, who enslaves a nations through her debaucheries, and peoples through her sorcery,
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