Leaves of Life eBook

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Julius Caesar killed B.C. 44.

Peasants War began 1512.

Andrew Jackson, North Carolina, seventh President
United States, born 1767.

John Davenport died 1670.

    I will take the responsibility!

    —­Andrew Jackson.

What ought to be possible for everyone is to arrive at a sort of harmony of life, to have definite things that they want to do....  The people whom it is hard to fit into any scheme of benevolent creation are the vague, insignificant, drifting people, whose only rooted tendency is to do whatever is suggested to them.

    —­Arthur C. Benson.

    Heard are the voices,
      Heard are the sages,
      The worlds, and the ages;
    Choose well! your choice is
      Brief and endless.


    Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to
    all the law....

    —­Joshua 1. 7.

Gracious Father, I pray that thou wilt free me from evil thoughts before they become a habit.  Create in me that freedom which makes me not ashamed to acknowledge the wrong, and which will enable me to stand for the right.  Quicken my thoughts, that they may keep my heart inspired.  Amen.


James Madison, Virginia, fourth President United
States, born 1751.

Caroline Lucretia Herschel born 1750.

Alexander Watts born 1797.

If we live truly we shall see truly.  It is as easy for the strong man to be strong as it is for the weak to be weak.  When we have new perception we shall gladly disburthen the memory of the hoarded treasures as old rubbish.  When a man lives with God his voice shall be as sweet as the murmur of the brook and the rustle of the corn.

    —­Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    The tissue of the life to be,
      We weave with colors all our own,
    And in the field of Destiny
      We reap as we have sown.


    Now when they beheld the boldness of Peter and John, and had
    perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled;
    and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

    —­Acts 4. 13.

Lord God, quiet me if I am not calm, that my soul may be able to contemplate and have an opportunity to grow.  Help me, that I may be able even in discouragements to have the true perception of life.  Amen.


Saint Patrick’s Day.

Ebenezer Elliott born 1781.

Dr. Thomas Chalmers born 1780.

Moncure D. Conway born 1832.

Clara Morris born 1849.

What is really wanted is to light up the spirit that is within a child.  In some sense and in some effectual degree there is in every child the material of good work in the world; and in every child, not only in those who are brilliant, not only in those who are quick, but in those who are stolid, and even in those who are dull.

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