- Francis Mahony (Father Prout) died 1866.
- Mrs. Johnson (Stella) born 1735.
- John Wilson (Christopher North) born 1785.
With our poor earthly striving;
We quench it, that we may be still
Content with merely living.
Which we are hourly wronging,
Our lives must climb from hope to hope,
And realize our longing.
Friendship is for all aid and comfort through all the relations of life and death—for serene days and graceful gifts and country rambles; but also for rough roads, and hard fare, shipwreck, poverty, and persecution.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Eternal God, I pray that thou wilt graciously restore my spirits if I may have settled into despondency over my disappointments. May I have the will to rise above them, and patiently strive for renewed hope. Amen.