(1) Anabaptists encouraged themselves mainly with hortatory texts and liturgical hymns extolling martyrs and martyrdom.(2) It always seems a little odd to be sitting at the computer composing a column containing hortatory thoughts for the January / February issue to launch us into a bright new year while there is so much going on before we get to that.(3) As is often the case with activist art, the Latin American selection, while rife with political and moral earnestness, is crudely hortatory and almost totally devoid of formal interest.(4) Put into rhyme, it would fit into many of the rueful, hortatory songs of the '60s, when truthtelling was praised both as a moral medicine and for its beauty.(5) Inspector Roberts' document was a Branch Note, a Briefing Note, aspirational, hortatory in character, and entirely lacking in the authoritative provenance that would justify its description as a Policy Document.(6) Thus there are really two kinds of story: that which shapes the Jesus narrative in each Gospel, and that which influences the didactic and hortatory arguments in the Epistles.(7) If Washington means ‘war’ metaphorically, as when it speaks about a ‘war’ on drugs, the rhetoric would be uncontroversial, a mere hortatory device intended to rally support for an important cause.(8) The show's catalog contains no fewer than 20 essays explaining the therapeutic and hortatory intentions of this work.(9) The poems, plays, and essays of the committed cultural nationalist are characterized by a markedly hortatory or didactic manner.(10) For all their efforts, however, the Summit produced few tangible results - it was big on hortatory promises and small on actual commitments.(11) Political commentators, by contrast, are hortatory and didactic - and angry.(12) Platitudes, hortatory admonitions, and boilerplate solutions proffered by such international agencies as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund won't take Africans very far.(13) But this argument is irrelevant, because these hortatory declarations are not legally binding treaties of the sort that could grant such powers.(14) Karris acknowledges the author's hortatory use of ‘good deeds’ and the catchword ‘sound’ to shame the opposition and to encourage believers.(15) Her hortatory editorials argued for the observance of a national Thanksgiving holiday, and she encouraged the public to write to their local politicians.(16) I submit the following translation of Tocqueville's final hortatory sentence/paragraph of his masterpiece not as an invidious comparison but as an illustration of differing approaches to the difficult task of translation.