Excerpt from Beckonings for Every Day: A Calendar of Thought
This little volume is not wholly dissimilar in idea from others of the kind which have been issued from year to year; yet it has features sufficiently distinctive to give it a reason for being. It grew up in the arranger's mind from a desire to share with others thoughts which had given uplift and enlargement to her own life, and the work seemed more and more worth doing as it went on. Such a book, to be really valuable, must be a growth, and scarcely a rapid one: this has been taken up as a pleasant side-occupation during two or three years; and has been in itself a refreshing and stimulating companionship.
Aiming, as its title suggests, to give some of the most awakening and inspiring words of the great and good in all ages, there are naturally many familiar passages; not a few, perhaps, which have appeared in other compilations; yet it is believed that the amount of fresh material hitherto unappropriated in this way is unusually large.
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