His work was in vain. Unseen. There was no profit in him. Or he lost it all; a greater tragedy than never making a mark. For a mint leaves a sickening taste when it is here one day and gone at the very end. Do not fail to stay whole, liquid, this is his caution'ry tale. He may have touched many lives and wrought the world anew, but [his lightness at finale is a status all must rue.] Edited from the original.