DECEMBER THIRTEENTH

  • William Drummond born 1585.
  • Dr. Samuel Johnson died 1784.
  • Joseph Noel Paton born 1821.
  • Phillips Brooks born 1835.
  • Hamilton Mabie born 1846.

When the clouds of sorrow gather over us, we see nothing beyond them, nor can imagine how they can be dispelled; yet a new day succeeded to the night, and sorrow is never long without a dawn of ease.

—Dr. Samuel Johnson.

 

The fountains of joy and sorrow are for the most part locked up in ourselves....