None except the well-born Have that natural sense of integrity and shame. Men of birth will never deviate from these three: Good manners, truthfulness and modesty. A smiling face, a generous heart, sweet words and no scorn; These four are said to mark the well-born. Men of birth will not indulge in mean acts Even if offered millions manifold. An ancient family may default in charity, But never in their conduct. Those wedded to their spotless heritage Will do nothing deceitful and ignoble. Defects in people of noble descent Appear prominently as spots on the moon. Want of affection from one of good family Calls in question his descent from it. Nature of sprout indicates the quality of soil; So does the quality of speech one’s descent. There is no good without a sense of shame, Nor high birth without politeness.