Beg if you meet men of means. If they refuse, the fault is theirs, not yours. Begging is a pleasure if what is asked Comes without pain. There is beauty even in begging If it is before dutiful men with generous heart. Begging from men who do not refuse even in their dreams Is as honorable as bestowing. Men stand expectant only because The world has a few who won't refuse. All ills of begging will flee at the sight of those Who are free from the ills of refusal. The glad heart rejoices within When it sees one who gives without scorn. Without beggars this vast scenic world Would be a stage of puppets that come and go. What fame can givers achieve If there is none to beg and receive? The denied suppliant should not chafe. His own want is proof enough.