- Sydney Smith born 1771.
- Dr. John Gregory born 1724.
- Richard Cobden born 1804.
- Jefferson Davis born 1808.
- Norman Macleod born 1812.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Kind actions, and good wishes, and pure thoughts
No mystery is here: Here is no boon
For high—yet not for low: The smoke ascends
To heaven as lightly from the cottage hearth
As from the haughtiest palace.
Gracious Father, I beseech thee to give me wisdom for kind thoughts and deeds. Teach me true hospitality, that I may be gracious in my own home and appreciative in the home of others. May I not temper my hospitality for certain reasons, but have a genuine welcome for all. Amen.