- I, a wandering scholar lad, / Born for toil and sadness, / Oftentimes am driven by / Poverty to madness.
- Anonymous Student, 12th century
Source: Discovering the Western Past: A Look at the Evidence vol. 1: to 1789 4th ed., by Merry E. Wiesner, Julius R. Ruff and William Bruce Wheeler, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. 171.