You cant learn aught ‘sans’1 a conscious soul,
The hearts get a life from breath of man’s dole2.
Who guards his ego by wails and sighs,
And keeps self’s honour by ruthful eyes.

1.         Sans, (Sanz) Fr without.
            a conscious soul; viz, a guide.
2.         Dole, n., pain, grief. (arch and in poetry), heaviness of heart. Hence doleful., adj.