- Oliver Cromwell born 1599.
- John Keble born 1792.
- Alexander Duff born 1806.
- Guglielmo Marconi born 1874.
- Mrs. Burton Harrison (Constance Cary) born 1846.
- Samuel Wesley died 1735.
Truly God follows us with encouragements: let him not lose his blessing upon us! They come in season, and with all the advantages of heartening, as if God should say, "Up and be doing, and I will stand by you and help you!" There is nothing to be feared but our own sin and sloth.
It is not night if thou be near;
O may no earthborn cloud arise
To hide thee from thy servants' eyes.
For Jehovah God is a sun and a shield:
Jehovah will give grace and glory;
No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
My Father, may I not err in choosing thy benefits, nor fail from the neglect to use them. Make me appreciative of all thy gifts, and, through thy wisdom and power, may I find the best use for them. Amen.