Leaves of Life – September 16


  • Gabriel D. Fahrenheit died 1736.
  • W. Augustus Muhlenberg born 1796.
  • Francis Parkman born 1823.

Yes, to this thought I hold with firm persistence—

The last result of wisdom stamps it true:

He only earns his freedom and existence

Who daily conquers them anew.


For thee hath been dawning

Another blue day;

Look how thou let it

Slip empty away.


Happy the man, and happy he alone,

Who can call to-day his own:

He who, secure within, can say,

“To-morrow, do thy worst, for I have lived to-day.”

—John Dryden.

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of Jehovah is risen upon thee.

—Isaiah 60. 1.

Gracious Father, help me to be alert this morning and select the noblest that is in to-day. May I be diligent and not find in the evening that I have been unworthy of the day. Amen.

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