-Cervantes, "Sir Belianis of Greece to Don Quixote de la Mancha"
I did my cutting, thrusting, hacking away, more
Than any other in a long line of valiant knights;
I was brave and bold and clever in arts of war,
Put over a hundred thousand wrongs to rights.
My deeds will live on in history
In courtly love I was gallant and skillful;
I took on giants like they meant nothing to me,
And in fighting duels I played by every rule.
I made Dame Fortune grovel at my knees
And was smart enough to grab opportunity
By the balls, make it do what I please,
I took on all comers with impunity
And was on top of my game in my heyday
But I envy your prowess, oh great Don Quixote!