No cross; no crown

24 Apr 2022 | Humankind | 0 comments

No pain; no palm.

No thorns; no throne.

No gall; no glory.

No cross; no crown.


William Penn (1644-1718).

Notes from the Compiler

The founder of the American 'commonwealth' of Pennsylvania was imprisoned in the Tower of London, for speaking his mind! It was there in 1669 that he wrote his best known work, 'No Cross, No Crown'. Following the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 with the crowning of King Charles II, he condemned the worldliness and luxury of England at that time. In belief, he was a Quaker who argued: 'If we will not by governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants.'


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