• To be strong, and beautiful, and go round making music all the time. Yes, she could do that, and with a very earnest prayer Polly asked for the strength of an upright soul, the beauty of a tender heart, the power to make her life a sweet and stirring song, helpful while it lasted, remembered when it died.

    Louisa May Alcott (2016). “An Old-Fashioned Girl: Top Novelist Focus”, p.119, 谷月社