The names mentioned above are friends and acquaintances that I have met in person. In other words, I know they're for real.
"Man was at first a perfect upright Creature,
The lively Image of his Great Creator:
When Adam fell all men in him Transgress'd,
And since that time they Err, that are the best,
The Printer Errs, I Err much like the Rest.
Welcome's that Man, for to complain of me,
Whose Self & Works are quite from Error free."
- Nathaniel Ames (Almanack), 1729.
My constant prayer is to glorify the LORD far beyond my own finite imagination!
"Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart."
- Psalm 26:1-2