In preparation for a son

  1. Remain ready at all times and in all places
  2. Approach every opportunity to receive help
  3. Adopt the adventures of Robin Hood
  4. Avoid the culture of sports
  5. Honor all women at all times
  6. Treat all men as equals at all times
  7. Think about your own death only enough to prepare
  8. Be careful never to become too comfortable
  9. Borrow as little as possible
  10. Learn to sharpen blades
  11. Delight in good food and drink
  12. Find a trade and a bride and a place