Having been given the role of pauper,
a mere pawn in life's chess game;
I've excepted then the offer,
casting upon none blame.
Had I fame and fortune
and all its worldly acclaim;
Might not I revel in my portion
and squander away my name.
Better then, the riches of wisdom,
for me a just reward;
With knowledge as my kingdom
and all the universe mine to hoard.