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BISHOP WILLIAM CROSWELL DOANE
American writer and Episcopal bishop of Albany
(1832 - 1913)

"Horas non numero nisi serenas."
  There stands in the garden of old St. Mark
    A sun dial quaint and gray.
      It takes no heed of the hours which in dark
        Pass o'er it day by day.
          It has stood for ages amid the flowers
            In that land of sky and song.
              "I number none but the cloudless hours,"
                Its motto the live day long.
      - of a sun dial in Venice [Sun Dial Mottoes]

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim, the very roughness only stimulates the climber to steadier and steadier steps, till that legend of the rough places fulfills itself at last, "per aspera ad astro," over steep ways to the stars.
      - [Trials]


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