|ARE you the new person drawn toward me, and asking |
something significant from me?
|To begin with, take warning—I am probably far |
different from what you suppose;
|Do you suppose you will find in me your ideal?|
|Do you think it so easy to have me become your |
|Do you think the friendship of me would be unalloyed |
|Do you suppose I am trusty and faithful?|
|Do you see no further than this façade—this smooth |
and tolerant manner of me?
|Do you suppose yourself advancing on real ground |
toward a real heroic man?
|Have you no thought, O dreamer, that it may be all |
maya, illusion? O the next step may precipitate
|O let some past deceived one hiss in your ears, how |
many have prest on the same as you are pressing
|How many have fondly supposed what you are sup-|
posing now—only to be disappointed.