"When I went to the gate1 of the city and took my seat in the public square,
the young men saw me and stepped aside2 and the old men rose to their feet;3
the chief men refrained from speaking4 and covered their mouths with their hands;5
the voices of the nobles were hushed,6 and their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths.7
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