Being born of a worldly age I bow
To all the teachings history may show,
For oft when choosing action for the hour
A lucid past may wisdom there bestow.
What has been done before oft shows the way
Wherein effect and cause play out their part,
So distillations of steeped time may sway
Resolutions the tried and true impart.
Thus may we learn from pondering prior faults
And glean from them as much as triumphs past;
To shutter knowledge such in ancient vaults
Is to be blind at how life’s die are cast;
For what’s to be oft rests on what’s transpired;
In tested acts lie wit and worth conspired.
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