Instructions of Prince Hordedef
Cleanse yourself before your own eyes, lest another cleanse you. When you prosper, found your household, take a mistress of heart, a son will be born to You. It is for the son that you build a house when you make a place for yourself.
Make a good dwelling in the graveyard, make worthy your station in the West.
Accept that death humbles us, accept that life exalts us, the house of death is for life.
Seek for yourself well-watered fields. Choose for him a plot among your fields, well-watered every year. He profits you more than your own son, prefer him even to your (...)