A Safer And A Stronger Guard (London’s Lamentations)

Richard Knötel Kriegsgefecht in einem verschneiten Dorf

Thomas Brooks, 1670, London’s Lamentations, The Epistle Dedicatory:

Look! as the rod of Aaron and the pot of manna were by God’s own command laid up in the same ark; so must mercy and justice be preserved entire in the bosom of the same magistrate. Mercy and justice, mildness and righteousness, lenity and fidelity—are a safer and a stronger guard to princes and people than rich mines, munitions of rocks, mighty armies, powerful navies, or any warlike preparations.

Source: http://gracegems.org/Brooks2/london1.htm


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