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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Author Unknown

Poems from Oriental Languages: Fronti Nulla Fides


Translation in Dublin University Magazine

BEWARE of blindly trusting

To outward art

And specious sheen,

For Vice is oft incrusting

The hollow heart

Within unseen.

See that black pool below thee!

There Heaven sleeps

In golden fire;

Yet, whatsoe’er they show thee,

The mirror’s deeps

Are slime and mire.