ON THE CACKLING OF A HEN
The hen, so soon as she an egg doth lay,
(Spreads the fame of her doing what she may.)
About the yard she cackling now doth go,
To tell what ‘twas she at her nest did do.
Just thus it is with some professing men,
If they do ought that good is, like our hen
They can but cackle on’t where e’er they go,
What their right hand doth their left hand must know.
John Bunyan, vol. 3, A Book for Boys and Girls (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2006), 760.