About the Title

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The title comes from Ecclesiasticus 44:1 in the Old Testament, part of the Apocrypha or “Books which are not regarded as equal to the holy scriptures, and yet are profitable and good to read,” according to Martin Luther.

“Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us…

All these were honored in their generations, and were the glory of their times…

And some there were, who have no memorial; who are perished as though they had never been…

But these were merciful men, whose righteousness hath not been forgotten.

With their seed shall remain a good inheritance, for their children are within the covenant.”