Very little is my heart forbidden to love
Little remains of the secret that is not understood
For seventy two years have I pondered day & night
It is clear only, that nothing is clear.


P 269

What while my heart of passion yet the throne is,
No mystery, meseems, to me unknown is;
But in cold blood my case when I consider,
Life's passed and nothing learned of me, I own, is.

Th 664

What time my heart with youthful ardor wrought.
Few of Life's secrets were unknown, methought;
Now when I look about in Reason’s way,
My knowledge is as if the known were naught.

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