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This is often real glory and renown—when God, counting on the Earth, with approbation marks The simply guy, and reveals him via Heaven To all his Angels, who with real applause Recount his praises. therefore he did to activity, whilst, to increase his repute via Heaven and Earth, As thou to thy reproach may’st good have in mind, He requested thee, ‘Hast thou noticeable my servant activity? ’ recognized he used to be in Heaven; in the world much less recognized, the place glory is fake glory, attributed to objects no longer excellent, males unfit of status. They err who count number it wonderful to subdue by way of conquest everywhere, to overrun huge international locations, and in box nice battles win, nice towns by means of attack. What do those worthies yet rob and smash, burn, slaughter, and enslave peaceful countries, neighbouring or distant, Made captive, but deserving freedom extra Than these their conquerors, who go away at the back of not anything yet damage wheresoe’er they rove, And the entire flourishing works of peace wreck; Then swell with satisfaction, and needs to be titled Gods, nice benefactors of mankind, Deliverers, Worshipped with temple, priest, and sacrifice? One is the son of Jove, of Mars the opposite; until eventually conqueror loss of life realize them scarce males, Rowling in brutish vices, and deformed, Violent or shameful loss of life their due gift. yet, if there be in glory aught of fine; it can be ability some distance various be attained, with no ambition, struggle, or violence— through deeds of peace, via knowledge eminent, by way of endurance, temperance. I point out nonetheless Him whom thy wrongs, with saintly persistence borne, Made recognized in a land and occasions imprecise; Who names no longer now with honour sufferer task? negative Socrates, (who subsequent extra memorable? ) by way of what he taught and suffered for therefore doing, For truth’s sake discomfort dying unjust, lives now equivalent in status to proudest conquerors. but, if for popularity and glory aught be performed, Aught suffered—if younger African for reputation His wasted nation free of Punic rage— The deed turns into unpraised, the fellow a minimum of, And loses, notwithstanding yet verbal, his gift. Shall I search glory, then, as useless males search, Oft no longer deserved? I search no longer mine, yet His Who despatched me, and thereby witness whence i'm. ” To whom the Tempter, murmuring, therefore replied:— “Think no longer so mild of glory, therein least corresponding to thy nice Father. He seeks glory, And for his glory all issues made, all issues Orders and governs; nor content material in Heaven, via all his Angels glorified, calls for Glory from males, from all males, sturdy or undesirable, clever or unwise, no distinction, no exemption. principally sacrifice, or hallowed reward, Glory he calls for, and glory he gets, Promiscuous from all countries, Jew, or Greek, Or Barbarous, nor exception hath declared; From us, his foes reported, glory he exacts. ” To whom our Saviour fervently spoke back: “And cause; given that his notice all issues produced, even though mainly now not for glory as leading finish, yet to shew forth his goodness, and impart His stable communicable to each soul Freely; of whom what may possibly He much less anticipate Than glory and benediction—that is, thank you— The slightest, least difficult, readiest recompense From them who might go back him not anything else, And, no longer returning that, may likeliest render Contempt as a substitute, dishonour, obloquy?