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I taught you sounds and words and soothed your complainings and your hidden hurts, and as you did crawl on the ground, I stooped a
Whoever truly worships the gods loves their priests.
A short reign does not spare the masses.
The whole world is a man's birthplace.
The mob in silence leaves their prince's side,
And to the coming ruler gives its love, And is with mobs the custom.
Heaven forbids that man should know
What change tomorrow's fate may bring.
Anguish devours the mind, and furious rage, and hope
than which the heart can bear no heavier burden, when ...
Grant us a brief delay; impulse in everything
Is but a worthless minister.
O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!
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