Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon
In a speech marking the 40th anniversary of her ascension, Queen Elizabeth II declared that 1992 was an ‘annus horribilis’ and quoted from a poem by Adam Lindsay Gordon (born October 19, 1833), “Kindness in another’s trouble, courage in one’s own.”Advertisements