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Highest queen of state, Great Juno, comes

Highest queen of state,
Great Juno, comes. I know her by her gait.
How does my bounteous sister? Go with me
To bless this twain, that they may prosperous be
And honored in their issue.

They sing.


Honor, riches, marriage-blessing,
Long continuance and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you.
Juno sings her blessings on you.


Earth's increase, foison plenty,
Barns and garners never empty,
Vines with clust'ring bunches growing,
Plants with goodly burden bowing;
Spring come to you at the farthest
In the very end of harvest.
Scarcity and want shall shun you.
Ceres' blessing so is on you.

This is a most majestic vision, and
Harmonious charmingly. May I be bold
To think these spirits?
Spirits, which by mine art
I have from their confines called to enact
My present fancies.
Let me live here ever.
So rare a wondered father and a wise
Makes this place paradise.

Act 4
Scene 1
Line 114

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