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བས་ ༣ པ :



Could not sustain thy Prowess, or sublist
In bactel, though against thy few in arms,
These God-like Virtues wherefore doft thou hide :
Affe&ting private life, or more obfcure
In favage Wilderness, wherefore deprive
All Earth her wonder at thy A&s, thy self
The fame and glory, glory the reward

That fole excites to high attempts, the flame
of moft erected Spirits, moft temper'd pure.
Ætherial, who all pleasures elle despise,
All treasures and all gain esteem as dross,
And dignities and pow'rs all but the highest:
Thy years are ripe, and over-ripe, the Son
of Macedonian Philip had ere these.
Won Afia and the Throne of Cyrus held
At his dispose, young Scipio had brought down
The Carthaginian pride, young Pompey quell'd
The Pontic King, and in triumph had rode.
Yet years, and to ripe years judgment mature,
Quench not the thirst of glory, but augment.
Great Julius, whom now all the world admires,
The more he grew in years, the more enfiam'd 40
With glory, wept that he had liv’d so long
Inglorious : But thou yet art not too late,

To whom our Saviour calmly thus reply'd.
Thou neither dost perswade me to seek wealth
For Empire's sake, nor Empire to affect
For glory's sake, by all thy argument.
For what is glory but the blaze. of Fame,
The peoples praise, if always praise unmixta


And what the people but a herd confus?d,
A miscellaneous rabble, who extol

Thingsvulgar,andwell weigh'd carce worth the praise,
They praise and they admire they kuow not what;
And know not whom, but as one leads the other;
And whar delight to be by such extollid,
To live upon their tongues and be their talk, SS
Of whom to be despis’d were no small praise?
His lot who dares be singularly good.
Th’intelligent among them and the wise
Are few, and glory scarce of few is rais'd.
This is true glory and renown, when God 60
Looking on th’Earth, with approbation marks
The just man, and divulges him through Heav’a
To all his Angels, who with true applause
Recount his praises ; thus he did to Job,
When to extend his fame, through Heav'n and Earth,
As thou to thy reproach may'st well remember, 66
He ask'd thee, haft thou seen my servant Job?
Famous he was in Heav'n, on Earth less known;
Where glory is falfe glory, attributed
To things not glorious, men not worthy of fame. 70
They err who count it glorious to subdue
By Conquest far and wide, to over-run
Large Countries, and in field great Battels win,
Great Cities by assault : what do these Worthies,
But rob and spoil, burn, Naughter, and enslave 75
Peaceable Nations, neighbouring, or remote,
Made Captive, yet deserving freedom more
Than those their Conquerors, who leave behind

Nothing but ruin wherefoe'er they rove, And all the flourishing works of peace destroy, 80 Then (well with pride, and must be titled Gods, Great Benefactors of mankind, Deliverers, Worship'd with Temple, Priest and Sacrifice; One is the Son of Jove, of Mars the other, Till Conqu’ror Death discover them scarce men, &s Rolling in brutish vices, and deform'd, Violent or fameful death cheir due reward. But if there be in glory aught of good, It may by means far different be attain'd Without ambition, war, or violence ; By deeds of peace, by wisdom eminent, By patience, temperance; I mention still Him whom thy wrongs with Şaintly patience born, Made famous io a Land and times obscure; Who names not now with honour patient Job ? 95 Poor Socrates (who next more memorable?) By what he taught and suffer'd for so doing, For truth's sake suffering death unjust, lives now Equal in fame to proudeft Conquerors. Yet if for fame and glory aught be done, Aught fuffer’d; if young African for fame His walted Country freed from Punic rage, The deed' becomes unprais'd, the man at least, And loses, though but verbal, his reward. Shall I seek glory then, as vain Men seek

105 Oft not deserv'd? I seek not mine, but his Who sent me, and thereby witness whence I am,


To whom the Tempter murm'ring thus reply'd; Think not so flight of glory; therein leaft Resembling thy great Father: 'he seeks glory; ITO And for his glory all things made, all things Orders and Governs, not content in Heav'n By all his Angels glorify'd, requires Glory from men, from all men good or bad, Wife or unwise, no difference, no exemption; '115. Above all Sacrifice, or hallow'd gift Glory he requires, and glory he receives Promiscuous from all Nations, Jew, or Greek, Or Barbarous, nor exception hath declar'd; From us his foes pronounc'd glory he exaâs. 120

To whom our Saviour fervently reply'd. And reason ; since his word all things produc'd, Though chiefly not for gloiy as prime end, But to fhew forth his goodness, and impart His good communicable t'ev'ry soul

125 Freely; of whom what could he less expect Than glory and benedi&ion, that is thanks, The Nightest, easiest, readiest recompence From them who could return him nothing else, And not returning what would likeliest render 130 Contempt instead, difonour obloquy? Hard recompence, unsurable return For so much good, so much beneficence. But why should man seek glory? who of his own Hath nothing, and to whom nothing belongs 135 But condemnation, ignominy, and mame? Who for so many benefits receiv'd

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