|A second wife|
is hateful to the children of the first;
a viper is not more hateful.
|A sweet thing, for whatever time,|
to revisit in dreams the dear dad we have lost.
|I have found power in the mysteries of thought,|
exaltation in the changing of the Muses;
I have been versed in the reasonings of men;
but Fate is stronger than anything I have known.
|You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you.|