Future ages will wonder, at us,
As the present age wonders at us, now.
Our love of what is beautiful,
Does not lead, to extravagance.
Where the rewards of valor, are the greatest.
There, you will find also, the best and bravest
Spirits among the people.
We are free and tolerant, in our private lives,
But in public, affairs we keep to the law.
We give obedience to those,
Whom we put in positions of authority.
Our love of the things, of the mind,
Does not make us soft.
Mighty indeed are the marks,
And monuments, we have left.
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