A caravan was
killed, if you e'er see,
Make not a probe, how it could be.
No use to learn a knowledge and skill,
Which murders a nation's soul and will.1
. The literal translation of Line I to 4 was:-
If you e'er see a caravan was killed,
Make not a probe how it was killed.
Feel not safe from a knowledge and skill.
From which could be kill'd nation's soul (and will).