Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919). Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse. 1903.

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.