- Americus Vespucius born 1451.
- Lewis Gonzaga born 1568.
- Comte de Mirabeau born 1749.
- William Cobbett born 1762.
- Edwin Forrest born 1806.
The timid good may stand aloof, the sage may frown—yet faint thou not;
Nor heed the shaft too surely cast, the foul and hissing bolt of scorn;
For with thy Side shall dwell, at last, the victory of endurance born.
Loving Father, search me, and if there be any evil ways in me, correct them, and lead me into the ways everlasting. I pray that I may not be deformed from selfishness, but with a lowly and expectant heart run with patience and triumph the race that is set before me. Amen.