First study to conceal what thou art; seek wisdom a little while unto thyself.

Thus grows the fruit; first, the seed must be buried in the earth for a little space; there it must be hid and slowly grow, that it may reach maturity. But if it produce the ear before the jointed stalk, it is imperfect--a thing from the garden of Adonis.

Such a sorry growth art thou; thou hast blossomed too soon: the winter cold will wither thee away!

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