„And when their bones into confusion fall,
Say ye, who knew the living man by sight,
Which is the villein now and which the knight?“
— Walther von der Vogelweide
"Swer âne vorhte, hêrre got", line 10; translation by I. G. Colvin, from James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin (eds.) The Portable Medieval Reader (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1977) p. 194.