|There are poets, there are scholars, and there are sages—|
A nation’s days of slavery are not uneventful!
But every one of them—poor creatures!—has a single goal,
Though each is unique in the ideas he expounds:
‘Better teach the lion to take flight like a deer,
So that the legend of the lion’s courage is forgotten!’
They seek to make the slaves feel at ease with their slavery,
Pretending to ‘expound and reason things out’.