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Leaves of Life - October 6


  • Jenny Lind Goldschmidt born 1820.
  • Harriet G. Hosmer born 1830.
  • Charles Stewart Parnell died 1891.
  • Alfred Tennyson died 1892.

The heart which boldly faces death

Upon the battlefield, and dares

Cannon and bayonet, faints beneath

The needle-points of frets and cares.

The stoutest spirits they dismay—

The tiny stings of every day.

Ah! more than martyr's aureole

And more than hero's heart of fire,

We need the humble strength of soul

Which daily toils and ills require.

Sweet patience, grant us, if you may

An added grace for every day.

Adelaide A. Procter.

Sunset and evening star,

And one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea.

—Alfred Tennyson.


Fret not thyself. 

—Proverbs 24. 19.


My Father, I pray that I may not be dismayed over life, and its trifles. Help me to master difficulties great and small, and give me patience through all until I reach the untroubled way. Amen.

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Originally published October 06, 2019.