The mystics of the present age
Are devoid. of warrior's rage:
The claim that they are rapt with wine
Of 'Last and turn from Code Divine.
The jurist has such bent of mind
That makes to monkish mode inclined,
In Holy Wars take rock-like stand,
They are just combats hand to hand.
Man's flight from conflicts of life,
Or escape from its heat and strife
If these not be abject defeat,
What else is then a mean retreat?