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The Fang Lo; narrative. Seems to be a sequel to the preceding piece. The young king tells of his difficulties and incompetences; asks for counsel to help to copy the example of his father; states how he meant to do so; and concludes with an appeal or prayer to his father.

At, the beginning of my sway,
  Counsel I seek to know
How in my shrinèd father's way
  My feet may surely go.

Far-reaching were, his life proclaims,
  The plans of his great mind;
But how to carry out his aims
  I fail as yet to find. p. 452

When most my powers I shall have tried
  To reach to his grand height,
My steps will ever turn aside,
  Or to the left or right.

I'm but a child, how can I hope
  Aright my seat to fill,
Or with the many troubles cope
  That bode disturbance still?

O excellent and mighty sire,
  To help thy son now deign!
With thy high wisdom me inspire,
  And on thy throne maintain.

To thee, as ever near, I'll try
  My virtue true to prove.
In court, in house, before my eye,
  Thy form shall always move.

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