Honour thy father and thy mother stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.
For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock.
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.
And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
But time growing old teaches all things.