In the summer he was preparing a paper on the Westminster Confession, and preaching in the abbey a course of Saturday Lectures on the Beatitudes.
You behold in me those beatitudes of Christ which make up the gospel, and you ask me if I accept it.
We may grant, indeed, that a moderate provision of material wealth is indirectly included, as an indispensable pre-requisite of a due performance of many functions as Aristotle conceives it - his system admits of no beatitudes for the poor; still there remain other goods, such as beauty, good birth, welfare of progeny, the presence or absence of which influenced the common view of a man's well-being, though they could hardly be shown to be even indirectly important to his " well-acting."
And that becomes obvious, they say, when one looks at the fifth and sixth beatitudes.
I am speaking particularly of the Beatitudes, sermon on the mount / plain, and the parables.