Petitioning obsequious amends,
Vernacular administrators tempt
Ignoble constitutions to pretend
Hypocrisy ameliorates contempt.

Unmotivated even to exempt,
Incarnadine with lapidary flensing,
A warrior habitually unkempt
In sallies of exculpatory fencing—

Incarnating instead of representing
The body of indomitable Rome—
Sedately occupied with acquiescing,
They bore anemic warrens through a home

Factitiously preoccupied by wounds
More fittingly exhibited in tombs.