“O for a summer noon, when light and breeze

Sport on the grass, like ripples o’er a lake

Alive with freshness! when the full round Sun,

With the Creator’s smile upon his face,

Walks like a prince of glory through the path

Of Heaven!—Thou vast, and ever-glorious sky,

Mantling the earth with thy majestic robe…”

~Robert Montgomery, “Beautiful Influences” (American merchant, banker, and statesman; 1734 – 1806)