Leaves of Life - October 18


  • Matthew Henry born 1662.
  • Margaret (Peg) Woffington born 1720.
  • Helen Hunt Jackson born 1831.
  • Frederick Harrison born 1831.

Yet I argue not against heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot of heart of hope;, but still bear up and steer right onward.
—John Milton

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly until he knows that every day is doomsday.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson.

He mourns that day so soon has glided by:
E'en like the passage of an angel's tear
That falls through the clear ether silently.

—John Keats.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.
—Psalm 32. 8.

My Father, if I may be living in bad habits, help me to get out of them. If I may be neglectful of good deeds, help me to get at them. May I reach for the highest purposes as I search for the realities, and may I not delay, but start to-day. Amen.

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