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William Henry Channing (1810-1884)

"My Symphony"

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,
Talk gently,
Act frankly;
To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart;
To bear all cheerfully,
Do all bravely,
Await occasions,
Hurry never.
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.

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