Castrated dogs and uncircumcised hogs
Hold the state at ransom.
Shrewd schemes looms
and diabolical conspiracies plague the land.
How cannot my contemplations and will bend against home?
With what rebel in the ensuing struggle may I join hands?
Now the laity regress and into oblivion men of merit degenerate;
Scholars and the sovereign also with the worthless have turned to bed-play mates.
What virtuous martyr now will preserve the boarders?
From this gruesome disorder?