• If you knew what a sensation of the nearness of a higher power one instinctively feels when one is permitted to contribute to the good of mankind, as I have done, and still do! Believe me, it is a great gift of God's mercy!

    Ernest Albert Spongberg, Jenny Lind (1920). “The life of Jenny Lind, Oct. 6, 1820-Nov. 2, 1887: a compilation from various sources, in commemoration of the centenary of her birth”