You are leaving the home in which you were brought up for
a house in which you brought up for
a house unknown to you and to a companion unfamiliar to you.
Be a floor to him, he will be a roof to you;
be a soft seat to him, he will be a pillar for you;
and be like a slave girl to him and he will be a slave boy to you.
Avoid inopportune behaviour, least he should be bored with you;
and be not aloof lest he should become indifferent to you.
If he approaches you, come running to him;
and if he turns away, do not impose yourself upon him.
Take care of his nose, his eye and his ear.
Let him not smell except a good odour from you;
let not his eye see you except in an agreeable appearance;
and let him hear nothing from you except nice, fine words.