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TEXTS OF BIOGRAPHICAL IMPORT

lacked his dues, because I had become powerful ... [I did not (/17) lift]
a hand against their district. So my repute grew at court (life, happiness
and health to it!). This then I did on earth serviceable to (my lord) . . .'
The southern tablet (E. Plates LXVI, LXYII) has this record:
Line 1. 'The Count, chancellor of the North, special companion,
second priest of Anion (fragment No. 1, Plate LXVI)1 . . . Puyemre,
sem-priest, administrator of the temple wardrobe (No. 18, Plate LXVII),2
. . . begotten of the judge, Puya, born [of . . . Neferyah. He says'] (No.
18) . . . (line 19) ... the treasuries . . . the nobles . . . the magis-
trates, the temple-fathers (?) . . . (20) ... I enriched (?) you by my
policy ... I fed full the inhabitants which it contained (?) I brought
. . . (21) . . . your high-lying lands, [your] ground, [and] your districts
so that men did not recognize them (?) I completed (22) . . . [at] dawn
. . . like Khepera (?). I was mindful . . . the hungry and wretched
(?). (23) . . . recruits (?) [from all the land were] with me and of the
expedition which he sent out there was no loss (?) (2/i) ... his equip-
ment. At the report (?) of [my] courage . . . the king [doubled?] my
rewards (?)... (25) .. . when thou restest in thy [tomb?] be mind-
ful (?) . . . (26) . . . my repute is good among (?) . . . (27) ... I sit
in the presence (?) of the Lord of all (?) and am about to (28) . . . the
tablets (?) and the altars are in good plight ... of years to the end
of time (3i) . . . [the temple?] is in festival, it is adored by all, [its]
walls are inscribed (?) . . . glad(32)ness at seeing it. [Its] terrace (?)
is aglow, its columns illuminated (?); its blue is brighter than a lake (?),
[the fishes?] in the Nile are great as oxen. Larger are . . . (33) are done
there. There was no falling short of that which my heart had medi-
tated (?). [I] say to the coming generations "Listen to this . . . (34)
become like the progeny of the years to come (when) their fathers are
buried ... of that which I say." I built (?) . . . immediately another
town [than that] which the fathers erected . . . (35) He says with regard
to this tomb . . . every elder and every revered official and [all] scribes

The northern

biographical

tablet

The southern

biographical

tablet

1 This is a rounded sandstone cap. It may not belong to the tablet, however.

2 IJrp sndy.t nb.t. Erman interprets the title differently (Life in Egypt, p. 210).

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