Sadi's Scroll of Wisdom, by Arthur N. Wollaston, , at sacred-texts.com
Forty years of thy precious existence have expired; p. 31
Yet thy life hath not passed beyond childhood.
Thou hast spent all in lust and licence;
Not a moment hast thou acted according to righteousness.
Rely not upon unstable life;
Be not confident that thou art safe from the sport of fortune.