Sir Philip Sidney born 1554.
A. Bronson Alcott born 1799.
Wendell Phillips born 1811.
Louisa M. Alcott born 1832.
Truth is sensitive and jealous of the least encroachment of its sacredness.
—A. Bronson Alcott.
Faith that withstood the shocks of toil and time,
Hope that defied despair,
Patience that conquered care,
And loyalty whose courage was sublime;
Teaching us how to seek the highest goal,
To earn the true success;
To live to love, to bless,
And make death proud to take a royal soul.
—Louisa M. Alcott.
Nor is it
Wiser to weep a true occasion lost,
But trim our sails, and let old bygones be.
In hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before times eternal.
—Titus 1. 2.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may live in truth; and without fear of life or death live content in the faith of eternal life. Amen.