- Alighieri Dante born 1265.
- John Calvin died 1564.
- Julia Ward Howe born 1819.
- Noah Webster died 1843.
- John Kendrick Bangs born 1862.
With too much eagerness, like him who ere
The corn be ripe, is fain to count the grains:
For I have seen the briar through the winter snows
Look sharp and stiff—yet on a future day
High on its summit bear the tender rose:
And ship I've seen, that through the storm hath passed,
Securely bounding o'er the watery way,
At entrance of the harbor wrecked at last.
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me:
As he died to make men holy, let us die to make them free,
While God is marching on.