Prayer to Thoth – papyrus Sallier I (H.Frankfort)
O Thoth, take me to Hermopolis, to thy city, where it is pleasant to live.
Thou suppliest what I need in bread and beer and thou keepest watch over my mouth when I speak.
Would that I had Thoth behind me tomorrow!
Come to me when I enter before the Lords of Maat (the judges in the hereafter)
And so shall I come forth justified.
Thou great dom palm, sixty cubits high, whereon are fruits;
Stones are in the fruits and water is in the stones.
Thou who bringest water to a distant place, come deliver me, the silent man.
Thoth, thou sweet well for one who thirsts in the desert;
It is closed for one who argues but open for him who keeps silence.
The silent one comes and finds the well.
The hot-headed comes and thou art [choked?]