Towards the house of the people who are asses why do you turn
Why do you carry book learning for they will not buy learning of you
During a year they will not give you (a drop of) spring water
For every day they rob you of your good name

P 360

From a folk that are asses what wilt thou of weal?
Dost thou think that for learning with thee they will deal?
Not once yearly they'll give thee stream-water to drink;
But thy face-water hundredfold daily they'll steal.

Th 825

From this ass-tribe what dost thou profit, pray?
Why learning they 'll not buy of thee purvey?
Not once a year they 'll give stream-water, but
Thine honor filch a hundred times a day!

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