A Mirror of the Perfection (The Sabatier Edition, 1928) - 332 

glory was appalled,
in its midst the cross recalled.

If anywhere preoccupied
and at any time sorely tried,
here was Francis soothed
and his mind renewed.

Here was touted
the truth that might be doubted,
moreover it was given
whatever the father himself had bidden.

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Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 3, p. 332