Excerpt from Henry Augustus Coit, First Rector of Saint Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire One lesson, Nature, let me learn of thee, One lesson which in every wind is blown.One lesson of two duties kept at oneThough the loud world proclaim their enmity - Of toil unsever'd from tranquillity;Of labour, that in lasting fruit outgrowsFar isier schemes, accomplish'd in repose, Too great for haste, too high for rivalry. Yes, while on earth a thousand discords ring, Man's senseless uproar mingling with his toil, Still do thy quiet ministers move on, Their glorious tasks in silence perfecting;Still working, blaming still our vain turmoil;Laborers that shall t fail, when man is gone. - Matthew Arld Carlyle begins his Life of Sterling by remarking that a true delineation of the smallest man and his scene of pilgrimage through life is capable of interesting the greatest man. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.