When he with wise mind this wall-stone
and this dark life deeply thinks through,
the wise one in mind oft remembers afar
many a carnage, and this word he speaks.
So said the wise one in mind, at secret conclaves sat him apart.
Good, he who keeps faith, nor too quickly his grief
from his breast makes known, except he, noble, knows beforehand
to do cure with courage. Well will it be
to him who seeks favor, refuge, and comfort
from the Father in heaven, where all fastness stands.