- Charles Cotton born 1630.
- James Monroe, Virginia, fifth President United States, born 1758.
- Anthony Ashley, Earl of Shaftesbury, born 1801.
During a long life I have proved that not one kind word ever spoken, not one kind deed ever done, but sooner or later returns to bless the giver, and becomes a chain, binding men with golden bands to the throne of God.
—Earl of Shaftesbury.
Is said without reason, and God knows
The courage it takes to suffer the sting,
By hiding the wounds that the heart shows.
For the sake of old times revered so,
There's many a head with thorns for a crown
Where kisses would soon make the heart glow.
So shalt thou know wisdom to be unto thy soul;
If thou hast found it, then shall there be a reward,
And thy hope shall not be cut off.
My Father, if I am to-day without happiness, may I go in search of it. Help me to remember that the will thou hast given me to overcome evil with good I may use to overcome misery with happiness. Make me careful that I may not be trapped by selfishness as I look for joy. May I delight in the sweet sensations that are felt in having consideration for others, and may I make kindness a daily habit. Amen.