If a ruler’s anger rises against you,
    do not leave your post;(A)
    calmness can lay great offenses to rest.(B)

There is an evil I have seen under the sun,
    the sort of error that arises from a ruler:
Fools are put in many high positions,(C)
    while the rich occupy the low ones.
I have seen slaves on horseback,
    while princes go on foot like slaves.(D)

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