„In Aman's pomp poor Mardocheus wept,
Yet God did turn his fate upon his foe;
The Lazar pined while Dives' feast was kept,
Yet he to heaven, to hell did Dives go.
We trample grass and prize the flowers of May,
Yet grass is green when flowers do fade away.“
— Robert Southwell English Jesuit 1561 - 1595
"Scorn not the Least", line 19; p. 54.