In 1969 I published a small book on Humility. It was a pioneering work which has not, to my knowledge, been superseded.
Lord Longford (1905-2001)
‘The Tablet’ 22 January 1994
P.S. If you follow the link on Humility, you will see that this book is remaindered at 50 pence. I cannot resist the urge to reprint Ozymandias below:
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
I met a Traveler from an antique land,
Who said, “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desart. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read,
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is OZYMANDIAS, King of Kings.”
Look on my works ye Mighty, and despair!
No thing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that Colossal Wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
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