Quote by William Cowper, Table Talk


You told me, I remember, glory, builtOn selfish principles, is shame and guilt; The deeds that men admire as half divine, Stark naught, because corrupt in their design. Strange doctrine this! that without scruple tearsThe laurel that the very lightning spares; Brings down the warriorhttp://www.ccel.org/c/cowper/works/table-talk.htm


You told me, I remember, glory, builtOn selfish principles,

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