For hit seide þe king Alfred: "Selde erendeð wel þe loþe, an selde plaideð wel þe wroþe."
As Alfred says, that learned king:
"The hated man can't intercede;
The angry man's not fit to plead."
The Owl and the Nightingale, line 942; as translated by Brian Stone in The Owl and the Nightingale, Cleanness, St. Erkenwald (1971), p. 214