- Rouget de l'Isle born 1760.
- Jared Sparks born 1789.
- James Bryce born 1838.
- Sir Henry Stanley died 1904.
For four months and four days I lived with David Livingstone in the same house, or in the same boat, or in the same tent, and I never found a fault in him. I am a man of quick temper, and often without sufficient cause, I dare say, have broken the ties of friendship; but with Livingstone I never had cause for resentment, but each day's life with him added to my admiration for him.
—Sir Henry Stanley.
Yet softly mannered; modest, deferent,
And tender-hearted, though of a fearless blood.
Almighty God, help me to aspire, that my life may tend toward the ideal. May I be persuaded that I cannot be that which I do not possess, nor can I live in that which I do not know. Help me to put the best in what I do, that I may not feel I have failed, even though it may not seem to be a success. Amen.