• Lord, for the erring thought
    Not unto evil wrought:
    Lord, for the wicked will
    Betrayed, and baffled still:
    For the heart from itself kept,
    Our thanksgiving accept.
    For ignorant hopes that were
    Broken to our blind prayer:
    For pain, death, sorrow, sent
    Unto our chastisement:
    For all loss of seeming good,
    Quicken our gratitude.

    William Dean Howells (2015). “Delphi Complete Works of William Dean Howells (Illustrated)”, p.9085, Delphi Classics