2. A Latin doxology that is the second item of the "Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass" and begins with the words Gloria in excelsis Deo.
3. A musical setting for either of the previously mentioned doxologies.
Martial's epigram exhorting us not to wait until someone is dead before praising him/her.
"A deed is an act or acts that are carried out or completed: "James performed a great deed when he helped Lamont prepare for his final exams at the university."
Too often fame comes after one's death.
One of Martial's epigrams which is also translated as, "If one must die to be recognized, I can wait."
This motto was used by Thomas à Kempis, in his De Imitatione Christi, when he was commenting about the transitory nature of human vanities. It is also used at the coronation of a pope: A rope bundle is burned during the ceremony and, as the flame dies, the words Pater sancte sic transit gloria mundi: "Holy Father, so passes away the glory of the world" are intoned.