Henry Channing (1810-1884)
Based on the verse written by William Channing, this illustrates the way to a virtuous life in a children's format.
"To live content with small means;
To seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
To be worthy , not respectable, and
wealthy, not rich;
To study hard, think quietly,
To listen to stars and birds, to
babes and sages, with open heart;
To bear all cheerfully,
Do all bravely,
In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden
and unconscious, grow up through the common.
THIS IS TO BE MY SYMPHONY
By William Henry Channing
is a keepsake book with beautiful illustrations created by Mary Engelbreit.