Origin of the work:
(1636) Leszno (year not given)
(p^LZ^ost-1911) Leszno. Printed in part by W. Bickerich in: Aus Lissas Wergangenheit..., Heft 1
This is Comenius` homily from the funeral of Raphael Leszczyński, Lord of Leszno and a great admirer of both the Unitas Fratrum and the of Jan Amos himself.
Comenius provides a eulogy on the capability, good character and noble deeds of the deceased count. He then gives a general depiction of a good holder of authority, his responsibilities and duties, his character and manners, and his obligations towards his subjects – although the subjects also have their obligations towards authority. In the conclusion of his speech, Comenius inquires into what God intended when he provided us with good authority. It is because people often do not appreciate good authority, and because God wishes other good and suitable persons to undertake this role. Every subject should consider which of these cases is appropriate to them, and serve a good authority well.
For further study, see also:
J. V. Novák & J. Hendrich, Jan Amos Komenský, jeho život a spisy. Prague 1932, pp260-261
Jan Kumpera, Jan Amos Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, pp300-301