Leaves of Life - October 29

OCTOBER TWENTY-NINTH

  • Sir Walter Raleigh beheaded 1618.
  • James Boswell born 1740.
  • John Keats born 1795.
  • Thomas Bayard born 1828.
  • Thomas Edward Brown died 1897.

Rise, O my soul, with thy desires to heaven,

And with divinest contemplation use

Thy time where time's eternity is given,

And let vain thoughts no more thy thoughts abuse;

But down in darkness let them lie:

So live thy better, let thy worse thoughts die!

—Sir Walter Raleigh.

 

The great elements we know of are no mean comforters; the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown—the air is our robe of state, the Earth is our throne, and the Sea a mighty minstrel playing before it.

 —John Keats.

 

Ah Lord Jehovah! behold, thou hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power and by thine outstretched arm; there is nothing too hard for thee.

 —Jeremiah 32. 17.

 

Almighty God, I thank thee for the power that gives me the breath of life. May I be willing to be controlled by its guiding care. Amen.

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