Careful Words

zeal (n.)

Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve,

And press with vigour on;

A heavenly race demands thy zeal,

And an immortal crown.

Philip Doddridge (1702-1751): Zeal and Vigour in the Christian Race.

  A zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

New Testament: Romans x. 2.

Had I but served my God with half the zeal

I served my king, he would not in mine age

Have left me naked to mine enemies.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry VIII. Act iii. Sc. 2.

There with commutual zeal we both had strove

In acts of dear benevolence and love:

Brothers in peace, not rivals in command.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): The Odyssey of Homer. Book iv. Line 241.