|A Frankish Lord advised his son to seek|
Such aim that is always pleasant, ne'er bleak.
If lion's temper is to lamb revealed,
It will entirely make its blood congealed.
Much good if regal point remains in heart:
In dominating men sword plays no part.
Pour the self in culture's acid strong;
When it becomes soft, mould it as you long.
On this elixir’s efficacy you can count:
To heap of dust can change a mighty mount!