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LEAVES OF LIFE

FOR DAILY INSPIRATION

BY

MARGARET BIRD STEINMETZ

1914

The Bible text used in this book is taken from the American Standard Edition of the Revised Bible, copyright, 1901, by Thomas Nelson & Sons, and is used by permission.

DEDICATED

TO THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED IN GATHERING THESE LEAVES AND TO THOSE WHO MAY GATHER SOMETHING FROM THEM.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The Macmillan Company, New York, N.Y. Shailer Mathews, Jane Addams, Newell Dwight Hillis, Marion Crawford.

The Century Company, New York, N.Y. S. Weir Mitchell, Theodore Roosevelt, John Kendrick Bangs, Richard Watson Gilder, Edith Thomas.

Oxford University Press, London, E.C. Annie Matheson.

The Saalfield Publishing Company, Akron, Ohio. Joseph Jefferson.

Mitchell Kennerley, New York. Theodosia Garrison: My Litany.

Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, N.Y. Charles W. Eliot: The Durable Satisfactions of Life. J.R. Miller.

The Pilgrim Press, Boston, Mass. Henry Ward Beecher.

Harper & Brothers, New York, N.Y. Will Carleton: Farm Legends. Margaret E. Sangster: Easter Bells.

Elbert Hubbard, Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, N.Y. Printed by special permission of the publishers.

W.B. Conkey, Hammond, Ind. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, copyrighted 1912.

National W.C.T.U., Evanston, Ill. Frances E. Willard.

American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, Pa. W.E. Winks.

Rand, McNally & Company, Chicago, Ill. Marie Bashkirtseff.

Tennesseean and American, Nashville, Tenn. G. Rice.

Cosmopolitan Magazine, New York, N.Y. O. Henry.

The H.M. Rowe Company, Baltimore, Md. Edwin Leibfreed: Poems.

Permission from President Wilson for the excerpts from his speeches.

Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Mass. Kate Douglas Wiggin, Richard Watson Gilder, Josephine Peabody, John Hay, Hugo M√ľnsterberg, Edith Thomas, Lyman Abbott, John Burroughs, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Julia Ward Howe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Joel Chandler Harris, Lucy Larcom, Bret Harte, Bayard Taylor, Alice Freeman Palmer, Thomas W. Higginson.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, N.Y. Henry van Dyke: Music and Other Poems. Maltbie D. Babcock: Thoughts for Every Day Living. Sidney Lanier: Poems of Sidney Lanier. Robert Bridges: Robert Bridges' Poems. George Meredith: Last Poems. James Anthony Froude: Short Studies on Great Subjects. Robert Louis Stevenson: Poems and Works. W.E. Henley: Poems. Eugene Field: Western Verse.

G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London. Arthur Christopher Benson: Along the Road, Silent Isle, From a College Window, Joyous Gard, Lord Vyet and Other Poems.

Little, Brown & Company, Boston, Mass. Emily Dickinson, Laura E. Richards, Edward Everett Hale.

George H. Doran Company, New York, N.Y. Sir Oliver Lodge, Arnold Bennett, J. Stalker, A.H. Begbie.

Fleming H. Revell Company, New York, N.Y. Percy C. Ainsworth, E.H. Divall, Margaret E. Sangster, J.H. Jowett, George Matheson.

Longmans, Green & Company, New York and London. William James.

Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, N.Y. Maurice Maeterlinck, Hamilton Mabie, Ian Maclaren, Jerome K. Jerome, G.K. Chesterton, Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Small, Maynard & Company, Boston, Mass. Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John B. Tabb, Ernest Crosby.

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company, Boston, Mass. Paul Hamilton Hayne.

Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, New York Charles Wagner, Edwin Markham, Helen Keller.

E.P. Dutton Company, New York. George Macdonald.

JANUARY

Janus am I; oldest of potentates; Forward I look, and backward, and below I count, as god of avenues and gates, The years that through my portals come and go.

I block the roads, and drift the fields with snow; I chase the wild fowl from the frozen fen; My frosts congeal the rivers in their flow, My fires light up the hearths and hearts of men.

Henry W. Longfellow.

JANUARY FIRST

Bartolome Esteban Murillo, baptized 1618.

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