- Michel Ruyter died 1676.
- Abbe Charles de St. Pierre died 1743.
- Matthew Vassar born 1792.
- Edward Rowland Sill born 1841.
Late though lingered the snow,
That the sap stirred not at the whisper
Of the south wind, sweet and low;
Never yet was a springtime
When the buds forgot to blow.
Are folded under the mold;
Life that has known no dying,
Is Love's, to have and to hold,
Till, sudden, the burgeoning Easter!
The song! the green and the gold!
From Easter Bells. Copyright, 1897, by Harper & Brothers.
In tracing the shade, I shall find out the sun.
All chastening seemeth for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yieldeth peaceable fruit unto them that have been exercised thereby, even the fruit of righteousness.
—Hebrews 12. 11.
Almighty God, grant that as the fulfillment of the green comes to the withered grass, so thy restoring may come to me with the glory of life that comes in the resurrection of the soul. I trust thee to bring me out of winter's seal, that I may help make the spring. Amen.