A MOST RIGID LAW BINDS POWER AND NECESSITY
Render to the immortal gods the consecrated cult;
Guard then thy faith:
..Revere the memory of the illustrious heroes,
Of Spirits, devas, demi-gods..
Be a good son, a just brother;
A spouse tender and loving;
And a father endearing and good.
Choose, for thy (spiritual) friend, the friend of impeccable virtue;
Yield to his gentle counsels,
Profit by his life;
And for a trifling grievance never leave him;
If thou canst, at least: for,
A most rigid law binds power to necessity.