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506. COMMENDATION-is the express on of the Laconics. 1. To devolve on science the du. appro' alion we have for any obj.cl, in which ties of religion, or on religion the duties of science, we huduty cougal) Pour ideas o excellence. natural, or inors, so as to communale pleasure :
is to bind totider the lining and the dead. ". The as it generally suppors superonity in the person prevailing error of our times is, the cultivation or commuding it assumes ille aspect of love (but the intellectual luculties, to the neglect of the mo:without desire and risperi) and expresses itself al jaculties; when the former alone are deveiopel, in a muild tone oi vo ce with a small degre of
the child has acquired the means of doing good or confidence; the arms are gently spread, therlands ope with the salins upwaris. drieled toward the evil-10 himself. to society, io his country, or to the per on approvedl, ani somnuines lined up and world; but practical gooiness alone, can preseiro down, as it pronouncing praise.
the equilibrium. 3. Many persons have an uniorYou have done our pleasures very much grace, fair unale pass on for inventing fictionsmerely for the Set a fair foshion on our entertainment, (laulies; purpose of exciting annazement in their hearers. Which was not ka! -o beautilul and kind; 4. Those who, without having sutlicient knowYou've added worth unilo'l, and lively lustre, ledge of us, torin an untavorable opinion respecto Aud enuertain'd ine with mine own device ,- ing us, do not injure us, they reflect on a pha r. I am lo thank you for it.
tom of their own imagination. O good old mon, how well in thes-appears
The heart, like a tendril, accustomed to cling, The constant service of the antique world,
Let it go where it will, cannot flourish abne; When serv ce sweat for duty. not for meed!
But will lean to the nearest and loveliest thing, Thou art not for the fashion of these times,
It can twine with itself, and make closely its own Where none will sweal--but for promotion;
Honor's a sacred tie, ihe law of kings, And haring that, do clioke their service up,
The nuble mind's distinguishing perfection, Even with the haring: it is not so with thee. That aids and strengthens virtue, where it meets her
And imitates her actions, where she is no1. 507. OBSERVATION. Nothing appears casier than to observe, yet few things are more
False honor, like a comet-blazes broad, uncommon. By obserre—is meant to consi- Bui blazes for extinction. Real merii
Shines-like the eternal sun-10 shine forever. der a subject in all its various parts; first, each
She hath no head, and cannot think; she hath part separately; then to examine its analogy with contiguous, or other possible subjects; it is in wrath ; or pauses, 'tis in ruin:
No heart, and cannot feel; where'er she mores, to conceive and retain the various proportions Her prayers--are curses; her communion--death; which delineate, define and constitute the es- Eternity her rengeance; in the blood of her victims. sence of the thing under consideration; to Her red decalogue-is written- -(BIGOTRY.) have clear ideas of these proportions, indivi
Of doing Injuries to others. Propitious dually and collectively, as contributing to form conscience, thou equilable and ready judge, be a whole, so as not to confound them with never absent from me! Tell me, constantly, other properties or things, however great the that I cannot do the least injury to another, resemblance. The OBSERVER will often 8le without receiving the counter-strohe; that I where the unobservant is blind. To obserie, must necessarily wound muself, when I is to be attentive, so as to fix the mind on a wound another. particular object, which it sclects for considoration from a number of surrounding objects.
Nature-never did betray To be attentive is to consider some one par- The heart, that loved her! Tis her privilege ticular object, exclusively of all others, and to Through all the years of this our life, 10 lead analyze and distinguish its peculiarities, From joy to joy; for she can so inform
Anecdote. During the mock trial of Louis The mind, that is within us, so impress, XVI., he was asked, what he had done with With quietness and beauty, and so feril a certain sum of money, a few thousand With lotiy thoughts, that neither evil tongues, pounds. His voice fuileil him, and the teurs
Rash judgments, cor the sneets of selfislı mers, came into his eyes at the question; at length The dreary intercourse of common life
Nor greetings, where no kindness is, nor all be replied-"I LOVED TO MAKE THE PEOPLE Shalle'er pranil against us, or disiurb HAPPY." He had given the money away in Our cheeriul faith, thai all that we benold charily.
Is full of blessings. Tierefore, let the moon
And let the misty mountain winds be free
Shall be a manson for all lovely forms,
Thy memory be a dwelling-place The playfun children.just let loose from school. (wind, For all sweet sounds and harmonies, oh! then. The watch-dog's voice, thai bay'd the whispering i solitude, or fear, or pain, or grief. And the loud laugh, that spoke the vacani mind; Should be thy portion, with what healing thoughline These all-in soli con's on-sought the shade, Ofiender joy wilt thou remember me, And filled each pause, the nightingale haul made. And these my benedictions.
XATURE ALWAYS TRUE.
508. The Passions. Piato calls the passions, | story of his loss, and when he had finished, the wings of the soul. According to this meta
You are welcome," said he,“ my son here phor, a bird may be considered as the type of it; and, in applying this figure to the several charac will show you where it is; no hand has fers of men, some are eagles. others are bats and touched it, but the one that covered it, that owls; a few are swans, and many are geese; no pher- you might receive what you had lost." nix among them all. In another place, he styles the passions the chariot-horses of the soul; by Laconics. 1. Owe nothing - 10 your adwhich is implied, that though strons and fleet, theyvancemeni, save your owu anassisted exertions, should be under command.
if you would relain what you acquire. 2. When COMPLAINING OF EXTREME PALX.
passion rules us, it deprives or reason, suspends Search, there; nay, probe me; search any wounded the faculty of reficction, blinds the judgment, and Pull,--draw it out,
(reins, precipitates us into acts of violence, or erresset ; O! J am shot! A forked burning arrow-
the consequences of which we may forever deplore. Susry across my shoulders: the sad venom flies 3. With those who are of a gloomy turn of mind, Lis" ightning thro'my flesh, my blood, my marrow. be reserved; with the old, be serious, and with Ha! what a change of torments I endure!
the young, be metry. 4. In forming matrimonial A bolt of ice-runs hissing-ihro' my body: alliances, undue effort is made to reconcile erity Tis sure the arm of death; give me a chair; thing relating to fortune, and family; but very Corer me, for I freeze, my teeth chatler,
little is paid 10 congeniality of dispositions, or ac. And my knees knock together.
cordance of hearts. 5. Moral knowledge is to be Why turnest thou from me? I'm alone sought from the Word of God; scientific knowlAlready, and to the seas complaining.
edge from the works of God. 6. By union--ibe What can thy imag'ry of sortowo mean?
most trifling beginnings thrive and increase ; by Secluded from the worll, and all its care,
disunion--the most flourishing-fall to the ground. Hast thou to griere, or joy; 10 hope, or fear?
7. Is not the union of CAPITAL, TALENT and LAWhy should we anticipate our sorrows ?
BOR, the SALVATIox of the world, temporally and Tis like those, who die-for fear of death.
spiritually ? 509. CURIOSITY-opens the eyes and mouth.
Varieties. 1. Good neighborhoods surlengilens the neck, belids the loity forward and ply all wants; which may be thus illustrafixes il in one posture, with the hands early as ted. Two neighbors, one-blind and the otlo in admiration with astonishment: when it speaks, the roice, wone and gesture are nearly as in inquier—lame, were called to a distant place; but vy, which see; also Desire, Attention, Hope and how could they obey? The blind man car. Perplexity.
ried the lame one, who directed the carrier CURIOSITY AT FIRST SEEING A FINE OBJECT. where to go. Is not this a good illustration, Pros. The fringed curtains of thine eye advance, of faith and charity? Charity--acts, and And say what thou seest yonder.
faith-guides ; i. e, the will--impels, and Mir. What! is'i a spirit?
he unulerstanding -- directs. 2. Superficial Lo, how it looks about! believe, sir,
writers, like the mole, often fancy themselves 1 carries a brave form. But 'tis a spirit.
deep, when they are exceeding near the Pros. No, wenchi, it eais und sleeps, and hath
surface. As we hove, such.
(such senses Mit. I might call him
Trifles make the sum of human things, A tning divine, for nothing natural,
And half our misery from our foibles springs; I ever saw so noble.
Since life's best joys-consist in peace and case, 510. DENYING—what is affirmed, is but an af- And feio can sare or serie, but all can please; firmation of the contrary, and is expressed like Oh! let the ungentle spirii leam from hence, affirmation, pushing the open right hand irom one, A small unkindness—is a great offence. and turning the face another way. Denying a favor--see refusing, denying an accusation.
How beautiful is night! * Ir I in aci consent, or sin of thought,
A dewy freshness fills the silent air,
No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Be guilty--of stealing that sweet breath,
Breaks the serene of heaven:
In full-orbed glory yonder moon divino
Rolls through the dark blue depths. I left him wel.
Beneath her steady ray, Anecdote. The Os-ti-ack Boy. A Russian
The desert circle spreads, was traveling from Tobalsk to Reresow; and, Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky: on the road, stopped a night at the hut of an
How beautiful is night! Ostiach. In the morning, on continuing his
Who, at this untimely hour, journey, he found he had lost his purse. The
Wanders o'er the desert sands! son of the Ostiack, about fourteen, had found No station is in view, the purse; but, instead of taking it up, he Nor palm-grove islanded amid the waste. went and told his father ; who was equally The mother and her child; unwilling to touch it, and ordered the boy to The widowed mother and the fatherless boy rover it with some bushes. On the Russian's They, at this untimely nour, return, he stopped at the same hut; the (s- Wander o'er the desert sands. tiach did not reignise him. He related the Delay--leads to impotent and snail pac'd beggary 511. DISMISSING—with approbation, is done Varieties. 1. The inost disgusting ricas-ang with a kind aspect and tone of voice; the right often concealed under the fairesi exterior. 2. A hand open and palm upward, gently raised to knowledge of the human heart, is, by no means, wards the person: with displeasure-besides the look and tone or vo.ce that suit displeasure, the detrimental to the love of all mankind. 3. One hand is hasily thrown out towards the person disa person cannot render another-indispensable; nor missed, the back part of the hand towards liim, can one supply the place of another. 4. The least and the countenance, at the sanje time, turned failing of an individual often inciles a great outaway from hin. Chatillon says to king John:
cry; his character is at once durkened, rampitei Then take my king's defiance from my mouth,
on, destroyal ; but treat that person in the right
way, and you will be astonished at what he was The farthest limit of my embassy. K. J. Bear mine to him, and so depart in peace : Listen, can perform nothing, that deserves the name
able and willing to perform. 5. He who carnot Be thou as lightning-in the eyes of France;
of wisdom and justice. 6. He had respectable For, ere thou canst report. I will be there,
talents and connections; but was formidable to the The thunder of my cannon shall be heard ;
people, from his want of principle, and his readi. So, hence! Be thou as the trumpel of our wrath,
ness 10 truckle to men in power. 7. Every vicious And sullen presage of your own decay.
act, weakens a right judgment, and defiles the life An honorable conduct let h'in have;
These, and a thousand mixed emotions more, Pembroke, look to'r: farewell, Cha-til-lon!
From ever changing vicws of good and ill, 512. DIFFERENG-in sentiment,
Formed infinitely rarious, tez the mind may be expressed
With endless storms. nearly as Refusing,
For my past crimes--my forfeit life receive : whirh see; and Agreeing in opin on.
No pity for my sufferings-here I crave, or being convinc
And only hope forgireness-in the grave. ed, is expressed
For soon, the winter of the year, nearly as grauit ng, wluch also see.-
And age, life's winter, will appear; DISTRACTION-O
At this, thy living bloom-must fade, pens the eyes 10 a
As that--will strip the redant shade. irightful wideness, rolls them hastily
True love's the gift, that God has given, and wildly from ob
To man alone, beneatli the heaven; ject to oljeci, dis
It is the secret sympathy, torts every lenture;
The silver link, the silken tie, gnaslies with the teeth ; agitates all parts of the body; rolls in the dust; foams at the month; utlers
Wbuch, HEART TO HEART, and. MIND 10 MIXD, hueous bellowings -- execrations -- blasphemics,
In VODY, and in SouL can bind. and all that is fierce and outrageous; rushes furi- Anecdote. Slan-is-laus, king of Poland, ously on all who approach, and, is restrained, tears its own flesh and destroys itself. See the was driven from his dominion by Charles XII. engraving, indicating dread. abhiorrence, &c. of Sweden; he took refuge in Paris, where he Durage. or infirin old age, shows itself by talka. was supported at the expense of the court of liveness; boasting of the past; hollowness of the cheeks; dimess of sight; deafness; tremor of France. Some person complained to the duke vo ce; ihe accents, through default of the icethi, of Orleans, (then regent,) of the great expense searcely intelligible; knees lotering; hard wheez of the exiled monarch, and wished that he ing: laborious groaning; the body stooping under lke insupporialle weight of years, which will should be desired to leuve. The duke nohly soon crush it mio the dust, whence it had its or replied: “Sir, France has ever been, and I gin.
trust ever will be, the refuge of unfortunate What folly can be ranker? like our shadows, princes; and I shall not perinit it to be vin. Our wishes lengthen, as our sun declines. lated, when so excellent a prince as the kinz No wish should loiter, then, this side the grave. of Poland comes to claim it.” Our hearts should leave the world, before the knell
The winds Calls for our carcasses to mend the soil.
And rolling wares, the sun's unwearied course, Enough to live in tempest; die in port.
The elements-and seasons, all declareAge should Ay concourse, cover in retreat,
For what--the eternal MAKER-has ordained wefects of judgment, and the will subdue;
The powers of man; we feel, within ourseres, Walk thoughtful on the silent, solemn shore
His energy divine. He tells the heart, Or that vast ocean it must sail so soon!
He meant, he made us--to behold, and lore, Where--should'st thou look for kindness?
What HE beholds and loves, the GENERAL orb
Hold converse; grow familiar, dny hy day,
Thai sleeps at anchor--upon the ocean's calm; Ven lift their hands, and cry. " A prodigy!" But, when it inges, and the wind blows high, Gluttons are never generous.
She cuts her way with skill--and majesty
513. EXTORTINO, O ENCOURAGING. 18 maret Extremes. The subline of nature is the for? 0.1 alinded with corifice of Nitrs; sky, -un, moon, stars, &c. The profound of 11. voce buus the softness of 103, 114, 1885 with nailire. is, gold, peirls, precious stones, and t's timurso! courage; the arus ar 30110S the treasures of the deep, which are inaintpicail. with the hands op '11, as si priviki 0°C? ble as unknown. But all that lies between sonally the right hand is litteet all and struck these, as corn, flowers, fruits, animals, and ripally dow!, as enoreing what is sad, In a
thanss for the mere use of man, are of mean er, at the head his uriny, it requires a kind price, and so cominon, as not to be greatly compliaren look, unless maiters of our nce have
esieemed by the curious; it be ne certain, passe, as neglect of duty, &c.
that any thing of which we know the true uso But wherefore do you dioop? Wliy look you sad ? cannot be invaluable: which affords a soluBe great in act, as you have been in thoushl: tion, wliy common sense hath either been toLeino: the world-see fear and sad distrusi, tally despised, or held in small repute, by the Govern the motive of a kingly eye;
greatest modern critics and authors. Bc stirring with the time; be fire-with fire ; Varieties. 1. The arts are divided into the Threaten the threatener, outface the crow useful, and the polite, the fine, and t'ie elegant; Oi bragging horror ; so, shall inferior eyes, some are for use, and others for pleasure; ElucuThat borrow their behavior froin the great, Lion is of a mixed nature, in which use and beauty Orow great by your example ; and put on are of nearly co-equal intuence; manner being The dauntless spirit of resolution;
as important as matter, or more so. 2. Our govShow boldness, and aspir ng confilence.
ernment, is a government of lars, not of men; What! shall they seek the lion in his den,
but it will lose this character if the laws furnish Ani fright him there, and make him tremble there? no remedy for the v olation of vesied rights. 3. Oh, let il not be said! Forage, and run,
Nature has given us tico ears and two ea's, and To meet displasure farther froin the doors, but one tongue; that we should see and hear more And grapple with him, ere he come so nigh. than we speak. 4. The weariness of study is re
514. FAINTING--procluc's a sudden relaxation moved by loving it, and valuing the results for of all that by ds the human rum together-Very their u8f8. 5. The three kingdoms of nature, sinew and ligament instrung the color is from
are the Mineral, the Vereiable, and the Animal : The verru lion check, the sparkling ere grows minerals are destitute of organization and life; dim: down he body drops, as helpless and senseips» as a mass of clay, to which it seems hasten- vegetables, or plants, are endozred with organizaing lo resolve iiself.
tion and Life, but are destitute of voluntary motion And lo! sad partner of the genialcare.
and sense; while animals--possess them all. Weary and faint--I drive any goats afar. As some lone miser. v siung his store, (it o'er, Weariness
Bends o'er his treasures, and counts and recounts
Itoards af er hoards-lis rising rapia res fill. Can store upon the flint, when rusty sloth, Fins the downy pillow--hard.
Yel still he sighs; for boards are wanting still: Anecdote. A poor priest came one day, pleased witheach bliss, ei't learen to us supplies;
Thus, to my Irensi alternate passions rise, to Louis XI. of France, when this monarch Yetost a sigh prevails, ami tears will fall, was at his devotions, in the church, and told to see the board of human bliss--so small. him, the bui'its were about to arrest him for the flightu pori ose—is never und rtook, 1 sum, he was unable to pay. The king or
Cuess the deed go with it; from this moinent, dered him the inoney; saying-* You have the firstlings of my heart, shall be chosen your time to address ine very luci.ily. The first ings of my head; and even now. [lone. It is but just that I should show some com- To crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and passion to the distressell, when I have been en. It is jealousy's prculiar nature, treatin. Got to have compassion on myseif.” Toswell small things to great; nay out of nought
ADDRESSED TO AN OFFICFR IN THE ARMY. To conjure much ; and then to lose is reason, On, hai the muse might call, wi hout of nee, Amid the hideous phants-it has found. The gallant soldier back to h's good sense, If any huse chance to beholl himself, His temp'ral field so cautious not to lose;
Lirthim not dare to challenge me of wrong: so carenas quite of his eternal foes.
For if he shame to have his folli's known, Suidier! so tender of thy prince's fame,
First he should share to act am: my strict hand Why so rrofuse of a surerior name ?
Was made to seize on vice, and with a gripe, For the king's sake, the brunt of baitles bear, Squee e out the humor of such sponzy souls, Hui--for the King of k'ng's sake-do not swear. As lick up every idle vanity.
How many br'ght [high! The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, And splendent lampis shine in heaven's lemple When nrither s atiendel; and, I think, Day hath his golden sun, her inoon the n.ght, The nightingale, if she should sing by day,
ller fix'd and waud'ring strø the azure sky: When every gnose is cackling, would be thought bo fram’ıl all by their Creator's might, (die. No be ter a musirian than the wron
Thaisill they live and shire, and ne'er shall How many things by season, seası nilare heren a lust in man-no power can tame,
To their right praise and true perfection! floudly publishing-his neighbor's shame, Ilow yoin all outwarlofort to supply ng Pilgle's wings-immoral scandals fly,
The soul wih joy! Th" noontide son is dark, hilst virtuous actions are lut bern-to die. And music--discord. when the heart is low.
615. FATIGUE--from severe or hard labor. Laconics. 1. We too often form hasty opingives a gerai languor to the body: the counte-ions, froin erlernal appearances, assumed merely are in the bird, the arms hang listless; the borly. (ii nois ting, or lying along.) sioops as in
for deception, by the colf in sheep's clothing. 2. old age: the keys. It walking, drag leavily wong, Wille prisperity guilds your days, you may reckon and seem, at evry sip', 10 vend under the weight many friends; Lui, if the clouds of adrersity deof the Poly; the vo ce is wenk, and hardly arii- scend up on you, I elok!, they fee aray. 3. Cow culate enouglı to be understood.
ards boast of treir funcied process, and assume I see a man's life is a tedions one:
an appearance of courage, which they do not posI've tird myself, and for two ngl:is, logether- sess. 4. The lite of the true cliristan, is not one Have made the ground my bed. I should be sick, of melancholy, and glominess; for he only resignus Bu that my resolution helps me. Milford- ihe pleasure of sin, to enjoy the pleasure of ho.i. Wher from the mouninin-lop Pisanio slow'd tree, ness. 5. The blessings of peace cannot be 100 Thou wast within my ken. Ah me! I think highly prizei. nor the horrors of war too earnestly Foundations-y the wretched; such, I mean, deprecated; unless the former is oblained, and the Where they should be relieved.
latlet-aretted, by a sacrifice of principle. 6. The 516. GRAVITY,-seriousness, as when the mind conqueror is regarded with ance, and the learned in fired, or deliberating out some imsorian sul jeci, nan coinınanes our estem; but the good man alone smooths the countenance, and gives it all a ro;
is belored. 7: ancholy; the eye-brows are lowered the eyes cust downwards, and partially closed, or raised to Thy words-had such a melting floro, bavi!!: the mouth shui, the lips composed, and And spohe of truth. so surely well, sometimes a little contracted: the postures of the They dropp?--like henven's serenest snout, boils and limbs composed, and without macli mo. don; the speech. itamy, slow and solemn, and the
And all was onghtness--where they fell. vo ce without much variety.
Can gold-gnin friendship? Impulence of hope ! Fathers! we once again are met in council : As well mere mait-an angel might begel; C'esar's approach liath summoned us together, Lore, and love only, is the loan for love. And Rove-attends her fate-from our resolves.
Lorenzo! pride repress; nor hope to find How shall we treat this bold, aspiring man?
A friend, but who has found a friend in thee. Success-slill follow's him, and backs his crimes :
Alt-like the purchase; fere—the price will pay; PHARSALIA-gave lim Rome. EGYPT-has since And this—makes friends--such miracles below. Received his yoke, and the whole Niie is Cesar's. Honor and Virtne. Honor is unstable, Why should I mention Juba's overthrow,
and seldom the same; for she feeds upon Or Scipio's death? Numidia's burning sands opinion, and is as fichle as her food. She Still smoke withi Vlood ;--"ris time we should decree builds a lofty structure on the sandy foundaWhat course to take; our foe advances on us,
tion of the esteem of those who are of all be And enries us even Lybia's suliry deserts, (fix'd
lings the most subject to change. But virtus F:thers. fronounce your thoughts; are they still To hoki it out, and fight it to the last?
is uniform and fixed, because she looks for Or, are your hearts subdued at length, and wrought, approbation only from Him, who is the same By time and ill success, to a submission ? Sempro- yesterday--to-day--and forever. Honor is ii'ous-speak.
the most capricious in her rewards. She feeds Anecdote. How to prize good Fortune. us with air, and often rulls down our livuse, In the year preceding the French revolution, to build our monument. She is contracied a xerrant girl, in Paris, drew a prize of fifteen in her views, inasmuch as her lopes are roothundrert pounds. She immediately called on ed in carthi, bounded by time, and terminated the parish priezt, and generously put tuo by death. But virtue is enlarged and infinite hundred louisd'ors into his hands, for the in her hopes, inasmuch as they extend bereliei of the most indigent and industrious yond present things, even to eternal; this is pour ir, the district; accompanying the dona. their proper splere, and thry will cease only tion with this admirable and just observation, in the reality of deathless enjoyment. In the “ Fortune could only have been kind to me, storms, and in the tempests of life, honor is in order that I might be kind to others." not to be depended on, because she herself
True Eloquence, is good sense, deliver- partakes of the tumult; she also is buffeted el in a natural and unaffected way, without by the wave, and borne alon; by the whirl. the artificial ornament of tropes and figures. wind. But virtue is above the storm, and has Our commim eloquence is usually a cheut an anchor sure and steadfast, berause it is cast upon the understanding; it deceives us with into heaven. The noble Brutus worshiped 0?;rlurances, instcad of things, and makes lionor, and in his zeal mistook her for virtuc. us think we see reason, whilst it is only tick. In the day of trial he found her a shadow and Img our:ense.
a name. But no man can purchase his virtuo Essant ai!onor inust be in a friend,
too dear; for it is the only thing whose value : : such ns every lireath fans to and fro;
must ever increase with the price it has cost Lurborn with it, is its own judge and end. [know.'us. Our integrity is never worth so much as
And rares not sin, tlours sure that none should when we have parted with our all to heep ito Where trimeslip Baroka, honesty's understood; Similitudes-re like songs in lore; For none can be a friend that is not good.
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