Elementary Morality 33 Melchisedec He was a really happy man. He was without father, without mother and without descent. He was an incarnate bachelor. He was a born orphan. Bacon for Breakfast Now  when I am abroad, being older and taking less exercise, I do not want any breakfast beyond coffee and bread and butter, but when this note was written  I liked a modest rasher of bacon in addition, and used to notice the jealous indignation with which heads of families who enjoyed the privilege of Cephas and the brethren of our Lord regarded it. There were they with three or four elderly unmarried daughters as well as old mamma—how could they afford bacon ? And there was I, a selfish bachelor—. The appetising, savoury smell of my rasher seemed to drive them mad. I used to feel very uncomfortable, very small and quite aware how low it was of me to have bacon for breakfast and no daughters instead of daughters and no bacon. But when I consulted the oracles of heaven about it, I was always told to stick to my bacon and not to make a fool of myself. I despised myself but have not withered under my own contempt so completely as I ought to have done. God and Man To love God is to have good health, good looks, good sense, experience, a kindly nature and a fair balance of cash in hand. " We know that all things work together for good to them that love God." To be loved by God is the same as to love Him. We love Him because He first loved us. The Homeric Deity and the Pall Mall Gazette A writer in the Pall Mall Gazette (I think in 1874 or 1875, and in. the autumn months, but I cannot now remember) his mind, he would have edited it so as to avoid speaking of Homer as the author of the poem.