Truste Not Lightly nor Cavill Muche by Gregory of Nazianzus

All manner wordes, or promis doe not truste,
Against eache speache, in no wyse maist thou mell,
But as through tyme, and place thou rightly must,
Obey thou God, whom thou canst not excell.
With mouthe all men most egrely doe strive:
With manners never one that is alive.

From: Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, Epigrams and sentences spirituall in vers, of Gregori Nazanzen, an auncient & famous bishop in the Greke churche Englished by Tho. Drant, 2004, Text Creation Partnership: Ann Arbor, Michigan and Oxford, p. [unnumbered].

Date: 4th century (original in Greek); 1568 (translation in English)

By: Gregory of Nazianzus (c329-390)

Translated by: Thomas Drant (c1540-1578)


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