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Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919).  Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse.  1903.
 
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By Samuel Daniel (1562–1619)
 
ALL glory else besides ends with our breath,
And men’s respects scarce bring us to our grave;
But this of doing good must outlive death,
And have a right out of the right it gave.
Though th’ act but few, th’ example profiteth        5
Thousands, that shall thereby a blessing have.
The world’s respect grows not but on deserts;
Power may have knees, but Justice hath our hearts.
 
 
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