SOME silent laws our hearts will make,
Which they shall long obey:
We for the year to come may take
Our temper from to-day.
LET every day, therefore, be a day of humility; condescend to all the weaknesses and infirmities of your fellow creatures, cover their frailties, love their excellences, encourage their virtues, relieve their wants, rejoice in their prosperities, compassionate their distress, receive their friendship, overlook their unkindness, forgive their malice, be a servant of servants, and condescend to do the lowest offices to the lowest of mankind.