Horace died B. C. 8.
Marquise d'Aubigné Maintenon born 16324.
General Artemus Ward born 1727.
Fanny Kemble born 1809.
Alexandra Dumas died 1895.
Be this thy brazen bulwark of defense, to preserve a conscience void of offense, and never turn pale with guilt.
Is life a noxious weed which whirlwinds sow?
A useless flint o'er which the waters flow?
A life well spent has not its weight in gold;
It is the clearest crystal earth doth hold,
A gem beside which suns seem dull and cold.
—Robert Louis Stevenson.
That they may lay hold on the life which is life indeed.
—1 Timothy 6. 19.
Lord God, I pray that my life may not be impoverished by neglect, nor burdened with indulgences, but that it may be kept in condition for high endeavors. Grant that I may never be content to rest in satisfaction and ease when I could struggle and accomplish a good work. Amen.