of time, and no exhaling vapor
Her persevering toil for perfection was no morbid waste of time and energy in an endless puttering over herself, or in sentimental extravagances : it was a rational and conscientious study to outgrow defects, tone down excesses, and improve excellences. Her piety was an assimilating principle, and no exhaling vapor.
Madame Swetchine (1782-1857), Russian mystic, born in Moscow, and famous for her salon in Paris.
William Rounseville Alger (1822-1905), Unitarian minister, author, poet, hymnist, editor, and abolitionist; cousin of Horatio (who also, briefly, was a Unitarian pastor)