- Samuel Pepys born 1633.
- George F. Handel born 1685.
- George Frederick Watts born 1817.
- John Keats died 1821.
- Margaret Deland born 1857.
Idleness ever despaireth, bewaileth:
Keep the watch wound, or the dark rust assaileth;
Flowers droop and die in the stillness of noon.
Labor is glory! the flying cloud lightens;
Only the waving wing changes and brightens,
Idle hearts only the dark future frightens,
Play the sweet keys, wouldst thou keep them in tune.
Wooed and won him while too young,
And the world reveres him mostly,
For the songs he might have sung.
Almighty God, I pray for the will to do my finest work. Disclose to me if I am being detained by serving selfishness in myself or in others. Lead me to what is right for me to do; and may I diligently tarry in it. Amen.