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517. CONFIDENCE, COURAGE, BOASTING — is have lions and tigers to rule over you? hope elated, security of success in obtaining its Know you not that cruelty-is the attribuie onject; aud COURAGE is the contemp? of any unavoidable danger in the execution of what is re

of wild beasts; clemency--that of man? solved upon : in botn, the head and whole body Varieties. 1. There is no person so lil. are erecied rather gracefully, the breast projecled, the countenance clear and open, the accents tle, but the greatest may sometimes need bis strong, round, full-mouthed, and not 100 rapid; assistance : hence, we should all exercise the voice firmn and even. BOASTING, --- waggero clemency, when there is an opportunity, toates these appearances by loudness, blustering wards those in our power. This is illustraand railing, what is appropriately called swaggering; the eye-brows drawn down), the race ted by the fable of the mouse and the lion. ped and bionted, mouth pouls, arms placed as when the lion became entangled in the toils kimbo, foot stamped on the ground, large strides in walking, voice hollow, thundering, swelling of the hunter, he was released by the mouse, anto bombast; head often menacingly, right fists which gnawed asunder the cords of the net clenchied, and sometimes brandishid at ihe per- in consideration of having been spared his son threatened.

own life, by the royal beast, on a former ocBase men, that use them, to so base effect :

casion. 2. It is a universal principle--that But tuet stars-did govern Proteus birth :

an essence cannot exist out of its form ; nor His words--are bonds; his oaths--are oracles; His love--scere; his thoughts--immaculate :

be perccired out of its form; nor can the His lears-pure messengers-sent from his heart,

quality of a forin be perceived, till the form His heart--as far from fraud as heaven froin earth. itself is an object of thought : hence, if an 518, GIVING OR GRANTING,–when done with

essence does not present itself in form, so an wreserved good will, is accompanied with a that its form can be seen in thought, it is tobenevolent aspect, and kind tone or voice: the tally impossible to know anything about, or right hand open, with the palm upward, extend: be affected with, that essence.

3. The truths ing toward the person favored, as it giving what he asks; the head at the same time incline of religion, and the trutlis of science, are of ing forward, as indicating a benevolent dispo- different orders; though sometimes blended, siuon and entire consent: all indicative or how yet never actually confounder: thenlogy-is heartily the favor is granted, and the benefactors joy in conferring it.

the sun, and science—the moon-to reflect GIVING A DAUGHTER IX MARRIAGE.

its light and glory. If I have 100 sere dy punished you,

My Mother. Alas, how little do we arYour compensation makes amends; for I

preciate a mother's tenderness while living! Have given you here a thrrad of me own life,

How heedless, are we, in youth, of all her Or that for which I live, whom once again

anxieties and kindness! But when she is I tender to thy hand; all ilıy vexations

dead and gone; when the cures and coldness Were but my trials of thy love, and thou

i of the world come withering to our hearts;
Hast strangely stood the test. Here, afore heav'n, when we experience how hurd it is to find
I ratify this my rich gilt: Ferdinand,
Do not smile at me, that I boast her off;

true sympathiy, how few love us for ourselves, For thou wilt find she will outstrip all praise,

how few will befriend us in our misfortunes; And make it halı behind her.

then it is, that we think of the mother we

have lost. "Then-as my gift-ond thine own acquisitionWorthily purchas'd-lake-my DAUGHTER.

The love of praise, howe'er conceal'd by art, Impatience. In those evils which are al- Reignsmore or less, and gloves-in every heart: fotted to us by Providence, such as deformity. The proud-io gain it, toils on toils endure, privation of the senses, or old age, it is al. The modest--shun il-but to make it sure. ways to be remembered, that impatience can

Think not the good, have no present efiect, but to deprive us of The gentle deeds of mercy--thou hast done, the consolations which our condition admits, Shall die forgotten all; she poor, the prisoner, by driving away from us those by whose con

The fatherless, the friendless, and the wilow, versation or advice we might be amused or Shall cry io hearen, and pull a blessing on thee.

Who daily-own the bounty oi thy hand, helped; and that, with regard to futurity, it

Tir'd Nature's sweet restorer, balmy Sleep! is yet less to be justified, since, without lessening the pain, it cuts or the hope of that He, like the world, his ready risits pays

Where Fortune smiles; the uretrheil he forsales; reward, which He, by whom it is inilicted, Swift on his downy pinions, flies from grief. will confer upon those who bear it well.

In Nature there's no blemish, but the mind; Anecdote. Clemency. Alphonsus, king None can be called deformed, but the unkind: of Nuples and Sicily, so celebrated in history Virtue is beauty; but the beauteous-evil for his clemency, was once asked, why he Are empty irunks, o'erflourish'd by the devil. was so favorable to all men; even to those can chance of seeing first. thy tille prove ? most notoriously wicked? He replied, “ Be. And knowist thou not, no law is made for love! cause good men are won by justice; the bad, Law is 10 things, which to free choice relate; by clemency.” Some of his ministers com.

Love is not in our choice, frut in our face: plained to him, on another occasion, of this Laws are bur positive; love's power, we see, clemency; when he exclaimed “Would you l Is Nature's sanction, and her first degree.



520. GRATI

Views of Truth. We see truths through TUDE--puts on un

the medium of our own minds. as we see objects aspect full of com

around us thro' the atmosphere; and, of course, placency; (see ove;) if ihe ob

we see them not as they are in themselves, but as ject of it be a char

they are modified by the quality of the medium acter greatly su

thro' which we riew them; and, as the minds of perior, it express

all are different, we must all have Jifferent vicies es much submis. sion: the right

of any particular truth; which is the reason, that hand is open with

differences of opin on erist, and always will exist: the fingers spreadi,

hence, it is no argument against truth, that inen and press d upon

have different views of it; and because they muse the breast just o

have different views, it is no reason why they ver the heart, expresses, very ap

should quarrel about their opinions; for good uses, propriately, a s'n

and not inatters of opinion, are the touch-stone of cere and hearty sensibility of obligation. The i fellowship. Thus it is, that the all of religion reengraving represents the deep-felt emotions of a

lates to life, and the life of religion is to do good, noble mind.

from a love of doing good. While we agree, and O great Sciolto! O my more than father!

are united in doing good, we should not fight Let me not live, but at thy very name,

among ourselves, about mere matters of opinion; My eager heart springs up, and leaps with joy.

still, we must not be indifferent about them; for When I forget the vast, tast debt I owe thee,

truth is necessary to give form to goodness; and (Forgel--but 'tis impossible,) then let me

every good person will naturally desire to know Forget the use and pririlege of reason

the truth, that he may regulate his conduct by it; Be banish'd from the commerce of mankind,

and thus, acquire the greatest and highest degree of To wander in the desert, among brutes,

goodness. To bear the various fury of the seasons,

Varieties. 1. The young-are slaves to The midnight cold, and the noontide scorching heat, novelty; the old-to custom. 2. The volume To be the scorn-of earth, and curse of henren.

of nature, is the book of knowledge, and he 521. A man is never the less an artist, for becomes the wisest, who makes the best senot having his tools about him; or a musician, lections, and uses them properly. The greatbecause he wants his fiddle: nor is he the less est friend of truth-is time; her greatest ene brave, because his hands are bound, or the

my-prejudice ; and her constant companion worse pilot, for being upon dry ground. If I is humility. 4. The best means of establishonly have will to be grateful, I am so. Asing a high reputation is—to speak well, and gratitude is a necessary, and a glorious, so aci better. 5. Be studious, and you will be also is it an obrious, a cheap, and an easy vir- learned; be industrious and frugal, and you tue: so obvious, that wherever there is life, will be rich; be sober and temperate, and you there is place for it: so cheap, that the covetous will be healthy ; be virtuous, and you will be man may be gratified without expense : and

happy. 6. He, who governs his passions, so easy, that the sluggard may be so likewise does more than he, who commands armies. without labor. To the generous mind,

Socrates, being one day offended with his serThe heaviest debt—is that of gratitude,

vant, said, “I would beat you, if I were not When 'tis not in our power to repay it.

angry. 7. The best mode of gaining a high

reputation, is--to be--what you appear to be. Tis the Creator's primary great law,

Like birds, whose beauties languish, half conceal'd, That links the chain of beings to each other,

Till, mounted on the wing, their glossy plumes, Joining the greater to the lesser nature.

Expanded, shine with azure, green, and gold; When gratitude-o'erflows the swelling heart, How blessings brighten--as they take their fright And breathes in free and uncorrupted praise

Deep-as the murmurs of the falling floods ; For benefits received, propitious hearen

Sweet-as the warbles of the vocal woods : Takes such acknowledgments as fragrant incense,

The listning passions hear, and sink, and rish And doubles all its blessings.

As the rich harmony, or spells, or dies! Anecdote. The bill of indictment, pre- The pulse of avarice--forgets to move; ferred against John Bunyan, author of Pil- A purer rapture-fills the breast of love; grim's Progress, &c., was as follows: “John Derotion-lifts to heavin a holier eye, Bunyan hath devilishly and perniciously ab And bleeding pity-heaves a softer sigh. stained from coming to church, to hear divine

I, solitary, court service, and is a common upholiler of several The inspiring breeze, and meditate upon the book unlawful meetings and conventicles, to the Of nature, ever open; aiming thence, disturbance and distraction of the good sub- Warm from the heart, to learn the moral song. jects of this kingdom, contrary to the laws of A dark, cold calm, which nothing now can bread, our sovereign lord the king," &c., was con- Or warm, or brighten ;-like that Syrian lake,

Upon whose surface, morn and rummer shed victed, and imprisoned twelve years and six

Their smiles in vain; for all beneath is dead! months.

Al is rilent—"twas my fancy! And too fond of the right, to pursue the expertient. Still-as the breathless interval-between the flash and thunder.

522. To act a Passion properly, we must! Laconies. 1. Wher we behold a full grown never allempt it, until the imagination has i man, in the perfection of rigor and health, and conceived clearly and distinctly, a strong and the splendor of reason and intelligence, and are vivid i leu of it, and we feel its influence in our informed that “God created man in his own inmost soul; then, the form, or image of Urat image, after his own likeness ;” we are attracted idea, will be impressed on the appropriate with tenfold interest to the examination of the muscles of the face, and communicate, in-object, that is placed before us, and the structure stantly, the same impressions to the muscles of this mind and body, and the succinct develope of the body; which, whether braceit, or re

ments of the parts and proportions of each. 2. A lixeil, (the idea being either active or passive,) zorkingman without tools, tho' he has the best by impelling, or retarding the flow of the designs and most perfect practical skill, can do affection, will transmit their own sensation to

nothing useful; without skill, his design could

do nothing with the best of tools; and without the voice, and rightly dispose the proper ges- design, his skill and tvols would be both inoperature.

tive: thus again, three distinct essentials are COURAGE, DISTRACTION.

seen to be necessary in every thing. A generous fere, the vei'r'ın hardy gleanings

Mercy! I know it not,- for I am miserable; of many it hapless fight, with

I'll give thee misery, for here she dwells, Heroic fire, inspirited each other,

This is her home, where the sun never dawna, Resolved on death; disdoining to survive Their dearest country.

The bird of night-siis screaming o'er the roof; "If we fall," I cried,

Gum spectres--sweep along the horrid gloom; “Let us not tamely fall, like passive cowards; Nv; let us lire or let us die like MEN;

And naught is heard, but wailing and lamenting.

Ilark! something cracks above! it shakes! it totiersi Come on, my friends, 10 Alfred we will cut

And the nodding ruin falls to crush us! Our glorious way; or, as we nobly perish,

'Tis fullen! 'tis here! I felt it on my brain ! Will offer to the genius of our country,

A waving flood-of bluish fire swells o'er me! Whole hecatombs of Danes,”

And now, 'uis out; and I am drowned in blood ! As is one soul had moved them all,

Ila! what art thou ? thou horrid, headless trunk! Around their leads, they flashed [Danes !

It is my ilastings:-see! he waf's me on; Their flaming falchions-“ Lead us to those

Arcay! I go: Ify: I follow thee! Our country! VENGEANCE!" was the gen'ralery! 523. Passions. 1. The passions and desires,

Varieties. 1. Can actions be really good, like the two tivists of a rope, mutually mix unless they proceed from good motives 2 2. me with the other, and twine inextricably By doubling, we are led to think; or, consider round the heart; producing good, if mode- whether it be so, and to collect reasons, and rately in Julged; but certain destruction, if there! to bring that truth rationally into our snifered to become inordinate. 2. Passion-rinds. 3. The effects of music-are pro is the great www.r and spring of the soul: duced directly upon the affections, without when men's passions are strongest, they may the intervention of thought. 4. What shall have great and noble effects; but they are

we do, to obtain justice, when we are injur. then also, apt to lead to the greatest evils.

ed? Seek recompense at law, if at all. 5. Anecdote. Pungent Preaching. An old / Suppose a person insults us in such a man

ner, that the law cannot give us relrees? inan being asked his opinim of a certain ser: Then furgire him. 6. In the Lord, are in fimon, replied, “ I liked it very well, except nite love, intinite wisdom, and infinite power that there was no pinch to it. I always like to have a pinch to every sermon.”

authoril!!,--which three essential attrin

bules-constitute the only God of hearen Want is a bitter and a hateful good,

and earth. 7. The New Testament was diBecause its virtues are not understood.

vided into verses, in 1551, by Robert Sterens, Yet many things, impossible to thought,

for the convenience of reference to a ConcorHave been, hy need, 10 full perfection brought. The daring of the soul proceeds from thence,

dance; and the Old Testament is supposed Sharpness of wit, and active diligence;

to have been divided into verses, about tho Prudence at once, and fortitude it gives,

same time; those divisions, of course, are of And, if in patience taken, mends our lives; no authority ; nor are the punctuations. For even that indigence which brings me low,

All live by seeming. Makes me myself, and him above, to know; The beggar begs with it, the gay courtier A good which none would challenge, few would | Gains land and uitle, rank a sd rule, by seeming: A fair possession.which mankind refuse. (choose, The clergy scorn it not, and the bold soldier If we from wealth to poverty descend,

Will eke with it his service.

admit it, Want gives to know the flatterer froin the friend. All practice it; and he, wlo is content The darts of love, like lightning, wound within, Will stowing what he is, shall have small credil An, tho' they pierce it, never hurt the shin; In church, or camp, or state. So wags the world, They leave no marks behind them where they fly, What is this world? Thy school, O misery! Thothro’the tend'rest part of all, the eye. Our only lesson is--to learn to suffer; Darkness--the curtain drops on life's dull scene. And be who knows not that, was born for nothing


524. Despair. Shakspeare hue most exqui- | saw a spider climbing up one of the rafters. sirely depicted ili's passion, where lie has drawn the insect fell, but immediately made a second cardinal Beaufort aller a most ungodly lie. dy ng in despair, and terrified with the imuniter or juke attempt to ascend; and the hero suw, with Bumphrey, to wlich he was accessory: The first regret, the spider fa!! the second time; it !hen example is Despair, the second, Despair and Re- unade a third unsuccessful attempt. With If thoute'st Death, I'll give thee England's treasures, the spider baffled in its aim twelve limes;

much interest and concern the monarch saw Enough to purchase such another island, So thou wilt let me live, and feel no pain.

but the thirteenth essay was successful; Bring me to my trial, when you will;

when the king, starting up, exclaimed, “This Died he not in his bed? where should he die? despicable insect has taught me perseverance Can I make men live, whether they will or no ? I will follow its example. llave I not been Oh! torture me no more; I will confess.

twelve times defeated by the enemy's supeAlire again? then show me where he is;

rior force? On one fight more hangs the inI'll give a thousand pounds to look upon him. dependence of my country.” In a few days, He hath no eyes, the dust-hath blinded them;

his anticipations were realized, by the gloriCombolown his hair; look! Look! it stands upright, ous victory at the battle of Bannockburn, and Like lime-twigs-o catch my winged soul;

the defeat of Edward the Second. Give me some drink, and bid the apothecary

Varieties. 1. The bee-rests on natural Bring in the strong poison, that I bought of him.

flowers, never on painted ones, however in. Henceforth—let no man—trust the first false slep imitably the color may be laid on; apply this To guilt. It hangs upon a precipice, Whose deep descent, in fasi perdition ends,

to all things. 2. The rapidity with which How far-am I plunged down, beyond all thought,

the body may travel by steam, is indicative of Which I this eening framed!

the progress which the mind is about to make; Consummate horror! guilt-beyond a name!

and improvements in machinery-represent Dare not my soul repent. In thee, repentance

those which are developing in the art of teachWere second guilt, and 'ıwere blaspheming hearen ing. 3. Equal and exact justice to all, of To hope for mercy. My pain can only cease whatever state, or persuasim, religious and When gods want power to punish. Ha! the dawn! political. 4. What is matter.? and what are Rise, never more, O! sun! let night prevail. its essential properties, and what its primeval Eternal darkness-close the world's wide scene : form? 5. How much more do we know of And hide mc-from myself.

the nature of matter, than we do of the essential properties of spirit? 6. What is the origin of the earth, and in what form did it originally exist,-in a gaseous, or igneous form? 7. Everything that exists, is designed to aid in developing and perfecting both body and mind: the universe is our school-house.

DESPAIR makes a despicable figure, and descends from a mean original. "Tis the offspriug of fear, of laziness, and impatiens ; it argues a defect of spirit and resolution, and oftentimes of how esty too. I would not desnir, unless I saw my misfortune recond

ed in the book of fate, and signed and scaled by niecasily. ( I am not mad ; this hair I tear is mine;

My name is Constance; I was Goffrey's wife; 525. Grier is disappointment, devoid of hope : Young Arthur—is my son,--and he is losi. but muscles braced mistanly, imply hope strongly: I am not mad; I would to heaven I were; and a spirited vivacity in the eye, is the effeci of pleasure and elevation. They are inconsistent

For then, ?ris like I should forget myself. with a passion that depresses, which griet mani. Oh, if I could, what grief-I should forget! festly does; because depress on slackens the Preach some philosophy10 make me mad, nerves, and imbraced nerves deject the looks and And, cardinal, thou shalt be canonized; air, necessarily; therefore, a relaxed men, and languid sye, form the truest picture of natural For being not mad, but sensible of gries, sorrow. The smaller engravmg represents vacant My reasonable part produces reason, grier, and the other deep silent grief.

That I may be delirered of these woes, I'll go, and, in the anguish of my heart,

And teaches me to kill, or hang myself; Weep o'er my child, --if he must die, my life If I were mad, I should forget my son, Is wrapt in his; and shall not long survive; Or madly think a bale of rags were he. Tis for his sake, that I have suffered lite,

I an, not mad; too well I feel Groaned in captivity, and outlived Hector, The diffused plague of cach calamity. Yes, my As-ty-a-nax! we will go together ;

Make thy demand on those, who own thy power, TOGETHER-10 the realms-of night-we'll go.

Know, I am still beyond thee; and tho' fortun: Anecdote. Lesson from a Spider. King Has stripp'd me of this train, this pomp of grealness, Robert Bruce, the restorer of the Scottish This outside of a king, yet still--my soul monarchy, being out one day reconnoitering Fixed high, and on herself alone dependent, the army, lay alone in a barn. In the morn- Is ever free and royal; and even now, ing, still reclining on his pillow of straw, hel As at the head of lattle, does defy thee.

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526. JEALOUSY is

Anecdote. Lord Gads! y, over the enloubtful anger, strug:

trance of a beautiful grotto, had caused this gling against faith and pity; it is a tenderness

inscription to be placed,—“Let nothing enresisted by resentment

ter here but what is gooil." Dr. Rennel, the of suspected injury;

master of the temple, who was walking over the nerves braced strong, mply determination of

the ground, with much point asked—“Then revenge and punishment;

where does your lordship enter ?'' while, at the same time, a soft passive hesitation

Everything Useful. The mineral, ve11 the eye, confesses a

getable, and animal kingdoms, are designed luctance at the heart,

for the nourishment, clothing, habitation, reto part with, or efface a gentle and indulged idea.

creation, delight, protection and preservation Again, it is rage at a con

of the human race; abuse does not tako cluded infidelity; and then, the eye receives and flashes out sparklings of truth destroys the truth; except, with those

away use, any more than the falsification of inflamed ideas, while the muscles, contracting the will's violence, from a repressive disposition of who do it. Everything which is an object of the heart, grow slack, and lose their spring, and the senses, is designed to aid in developing so disarm and modily the enraged indignation the most external faculties of man; and Now from this unsettled wavering in the balance of the purpose, when the heart and judgment what is of an economical and civil nature, weigh each other, and both scales alternately and what is imbibed from parents, teuchers, preponderate, is induced a glowing picture of and others, and also from books, and reflecjealousy.

tions upon them all, is useful for perfecting Oh! what dam-ned minutes tells he o'er,

the rational faculties of the mind: and all Who doats, yet doubts, suspects, yel strongly lores! divine truths are designed to perfect the huO jealousy! thou bane of social joy!

man mind, and prepare it for receiving a Oh! she's a monsier, made of contradictions ! let truth, in all her native charms appear,

spiritual principle from the Lord, our CrcaAnd with the voice of harmony itself

tor and Redeemer , Plead ihe just cause of innocence traduc'd;

Varieties. 1. A fit Pair. A Dandy is a Deaf as the adder, blind as upstart greatness, thing, in pantalo'ls, with a body and two She sees, nor hears. And yet, let slander whisper, arms, head without brains, tight boots, a cane, Rumor has fewer tongues than she has ears ; and white handkerchief, two broaches and a And Argus' hundrd eyes are dim and slow,

ring on his little finger. A Coquette is a To piercing jealousy's.

young lady, with more beauty than sense, 527. Tue Fruits. Men, instead of applying more accomplishuients than learning, more the salutary medicines of philosophy and religion to alate the rage, and recover the temper of their charms of person than graces of mind, vitiated imaginations, cherish the disense in their more admirers than friends, and more fools bosoms, until their increasing appetites, like the than wise men for her attendants. 2. The hounds of Actæon, tear into pieces the soul they sunshine of prosperity-has attractions for were intended to enliven and protect.

Jealousy-is like

all, who love to bask in its influence, hoping A polish'd glass, held to the lips, when life's in doubt: to share in its pleasures. 3. The verdant If there be breadth, 'twill catch the damp and show it. lawn, the shady grove, the variegated landJealous tage—is but a hasty flame,

scape, the beautiful ocean and the starry fir. That blazes out, when love too fiercely burns.

mament are contemplated with pleasure, by It is jealousy's peculiar nature,

every one, who has a soul. 4. A man should To swell small things to grene; nay, out of nought, not be ashamed to own, that he has been in To conjure much, and then to lose its reason the wrong; which is only saying, in other Amid the hideous phantoms it has formed. words, that he is wiser to-day than he was Where lore reigns, disturbing jealousy

yesterday. 5. The love of truth and goodDoth call himself affection's sentinel;

ness, is the best passion we can indulge, 6. Gives false alarms, suggesteth mutiny,

A woman's lise, is the history of the affec And, in a peaceful hour, doth cry, kill, kill; tions ; the heart is her world; it is there

Distempering gentle love with his desire, her ambition strives for empire, and there As air and water do abate the fire.

she seeks for untold treasures. 7. The best

How blest am I and noblest conquest, is that of reason over In my just censure! in my true opinion :

our passions, and

follies. Alack for lesser knowledge !-how accurs'd In being so bless'd! There may be in the cup

Those you make friends, A spider steep'd, and one may drink, depart,

And give your hearts to, when they once perceive

The least rub in your fortunes, fall away And yet partake no venom, for his knowledge 1s not infected; but if one present

Like water from ye, never found again The abhorr'd ingredient to his eye, make known

But where they mean to sink ye. How he hath drunk, he cracks his gorge, his sides,

Oh jealousy! With violent hefts.--I have drunk, and seen the

Lore's eclipce! thou art in thy disease spider!

A wild, mad patient, wondrous hard to please

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