Sir Roger L'Estrange born 1616.
Ludwig van Beethoven born 1770.
Sir Humphry Davy born 1779.
John Greenleaf Whittier born 1807.
The night is mother of the day,
The winter of the spring;
And ever upon old decay
The greenest mosses cling.
Behind the cloud the starlight lurks,
Through showers the sunbeams fall;
For God, who loveth all his works,
Has left his hope with all.
—John Greenleaf Whittier.
The sun set; but not his hope:
Stars rose; his faith was earlier up.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
What I am I have made myself.
—Sir Humphry Davy.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:
My flesh also shall dwell in safety.
—Psalm 16. 9.
My Father, may I never be content to pass by thy beautiful offerings and keep on in wretched despair. Save me if I may 'be inclining toward misery. Give me the spirit of repose, and help me to confide in thee as I daily seek the strength of thy love. Amen.