How much there is in the world I do not want,
who knows the utility of futility?
awake, arise, or be forever fallen,
what soon grows old? gratitude…
all men by nature desire knowledge,
education is the best provision for old age.
does piety requires us to honor truth
above our friends?
well begun is half done,
creation is the same as destruction,
we flatter ourselves.
each mortal thing does one thing
and the same; you should go
to a pear tree for pears,
not to an elm.
may I hold you, as I sink,
with my failing hand?