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522. To act a Passion properly, we must | Laconics. 1. Wher we behold a full growe never attempt it, until the imagination, has man, in the perfection of vigor and health, and conceived clearly and distinctly, a strong and the splendor of reason and intelligence, and are vivid idea 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 that 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 or inis mind and body, and the succinci derelopof the body; which, whether braced, or re

ments of the parts and proportions of each. 2. A laxed, (the idea being either active or passive,) workingmar 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 do nothing with the best of tools ; and without

nothing useful; without skill, his design could the voice, and rightly dispose the proper ges-design, liis skill and tools would be both inoperature.

tive : thras again, three distinct essentials are

seen to be necessary in every thing. A generous few, the vet'ran hardy gleanings Of

Mercy! I know it not-for I am miseradle; many a bapless fight, with Heroic fire, inspirited each other,

I'll give thee misery, for here she dwells,

This is her home, where the sun never dawns, Resolved on death ; disdaining to survive

The bird of night-sits screaming o'er the roof ; Their dearest country. "If we fall," I cried, "Let us not tamely fall, like passive cowards ;

Grim spectres-sweep along the horrid gloom; No; let us live, or let us die like MER;

And naughe is heard, but trailing and lamenting. Come on, my friends, to Alfred we will cut

Hark! something cracks above! it shakes! it totters!

And the nodding rain falls 10 crush ns !
Our glorious way; or, as we nobly perish,
Will offer, to the genius of our country,

'Tis fallen! 'tis here! I feh it on my brain! Whole hecatombs of Danes."

A waving flood of bluish fre swells o'er me: As if one soul had moved them all,

And now, 'tis out; and I am drowned in blood !

Ha! what art thou ? thou horrid, keadless trunk! Around their heads, they flashed (Danes ! Their flaming falchions-“ Lead as to those

It is my Hastings :-see! he wasts me on;

Away! I go: I fy: I follow thee ! Our country! VENGEANCE!" was the gen'ral cry! 523. Passions. 1. The passions and desires,

Varieties. 1. Can actions be really good, like the two twists of a rope, mutually mix unless they proceed from good motives 2 2. me with the other, and twine inextricably By doubting, we are led to think ; 09, consider round the heart; producing good, if mode whether it be so, and to collect reasons, and rately indulged; but certain destruction, if thereby to bring that truth rationally into our suffered to become inordinate. 2. Passion minds. 3. The effects of music-are prois the great mover 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 maninan being asked his opinion of a certain ser. Then forgive him. 6. In the Lord, are infi

ner, that the law cannot give us reslress ? mon, replied, “ I liked it very well, except that there was no pinch to it. I always like nite love, infinite wisdom, and infinite power to have a pinch to every sermon.”

or authority,-which three essential attri

butes-constitute the only God of heaven Want is a bitter and a hateful good,

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

vided into rerses, in 1551, by Robert Sterens, Yei many things, impossible to thought,

for the convenience of reference to a ConcorHave been, by need, to 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 the 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 title, rank and 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. All admit it, Want gives to know the flatterer from the friend. All practice it ; and he, who is content The darts of love, like lightning, wound within,

With showing what he is, shall have small credi And, tho’they pierce it, never hurt the skin ; 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 mnisery! Tho' thro' 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. I And be wbo knows not that, was born for nothing


521. Despair. Shakspeare has most exqui- | saw a spider climbing up one of the rofters ; sitely depicted this passion, where he has drawn the insect fell, but immediately made a second in despar, and terrified with the murder of duke attempt to ascend; and the hero saw, with Humphrey, to which he was accessory. The first regret, the spider fall the second time; it then example is Despair, the secoud, Despair and Re- made a third unsuccessful attempt. With If thou te'st Death, I'll give thee England's treasures the spider baffled in its aim twelve times.

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 persererance Can I make men lire, whether they wil or no ? I will follow its example. Have I not been Oh! torture be no more; I will confess.

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

rior force! On one fight more hangs the inI'll give a thousand pounds to look arou him. dependence of my country." In a few days, He hath no eyes,-ihr drest-hath blinded them; his anticipations were realized, by the gloriComb down his hair; look! Look! it stands upright, ous victory at the battle of Banockburn, and Like lime-twigs--1o catch my winged soul;

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

Varteties. 1. The bee-rests on natural Bring in the strong poison, that I bought of him. Henceforth-let no man-trust the first false slep imitably the color may be laid on; apply this

flowers, never on painted ones, however in*To guilt. It hangs upon a precipice,

to all things. 2. The rapidity with which Whose deep descent, in fast perdition ends. How far-am I plunged down, beyond all thought, the body may travel by steam, is indicative of Which I this evening 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 guill, and 'twere blaspheming kearen 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 punisi. Har the dawn! political. 4. What is matter? and what are Rise, never more, O! sun! let right 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 me-from myself.

the nature of matter, than we do of the essen tial 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 1 despicable figure, and descends from a nuesta original. "Tis the offsprdog of fear, of lazines, and impatienas, it argues a defect of spurt and resolution, and oftentimes of home exty bou I would not despair, unless I saw my tuisfortune record ed in the book of fate, and egned and realed by necesity. I am not mad; this hair I tear is mine;

My name is Constance; I was Goffrey's wife; 525. GRIEF is disappointment, devoid of hope ; Young Arthur-is my son,-and he is lesk. but muscles braced instantly, imply hope strongly I am not mad; I would to heaven I were ; and a spirited vivacity in the eye, is the effect of pleasure and elevation. They are inconsistem For then, 'tis like I should forget mysell. with a passion that depresses, which grief mani. Oh, if I could, what grief--I should forget! festly does; because depression slackens the Preach some philosophy—to make me mad, nerves, and unbraced nerves deject the looks and And, cardinal, thou shalt be canonized; air, necessarily; therefore, a relaxed mien, and languid eye, form the truest picure of natural For being not mad, but sensible of grief, sorrow. The smaller engraving represents vacant My reasonabie part produces reason, grief, and the other deep silent grief.

That I may be delivered 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 £is sake, that I have suffered life,

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

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

Knote, I am still beyond thee; and tho fortune Anecdote. Lesson from a Spider. King Has stripp'd me of this train, this pomp of greatness, 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 cítadle, does defy thee.

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526. JEALOUST is

Anecdote. Lord Gadshy, over the enJoubtful anger, struga

trance ot' a beautiful grotto, had caused this gling against la th and

inscription to be placed, -“Let nothing enpity; it is a tenderness resisted by resentment

ter here but what is good." Dr. Rennel, the of suspecied injury;

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

the ground, with much point asked" Then revenge and pun slument;

where does your lordship enter ?'' while, at the same time, a soit passive hesitalom

Everythmg Useful. The mineral, vein the eye, confesses a

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

for the nourishment, clothing, habitation, re to part w.the. op efface a gentle and indulged idea.

creation, delight, protection and preservation Again, it is ruge as a con

of the human race; abuse does not take 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 will's volence, 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 d. sarm and modify the ensaged 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 eomomical and ciril nature, weigh each other, and both scales alternately and what is imbibed from parents, teachers, prepoude rate, is induced a glowing picture of and others, and also from books, and reflecjealousy. Oh! what dam-ned minutes tells he o'er,

tions apon them all, is useful for perfecting Who doats, yet douba, suspects, yet strongly loves" divine truths are designed to perfect the hu

the rational faculties of the mind: and all O jealousy! thou bane of social joy!

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

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

tor and Redeemer. Plead the just cause of innocence traduc'd; Variettes. 1. A fit Pair. A Dandy is a Deaf as the adder, blind as upstarı greatness, thing, in pantaloons, 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 e®T3 ; 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 heauty than sense, 527. The Fruits. Men, instead of applying more accomplishments than learning, more the salutary medicines of philosophy and religion charms of persm than graces of mind, to abate the rage, and recover the temper of their vitiated imaginations, cherish the disense in their more admirers than friends, and more fools bosoms, until their inereasing appetites, like the than wise men for her attendants. 2. The hounds of Aclæon, tear imo 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 brealth, 'twill catch the damp and show it. lawn, the shady grove, the variegated landJealous rage-is but a hasty flame,

scape, the beautiful ocean and the starty firThat blazes out, when lore too fiereely 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 greni; nay, out of nough, 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-tay than he was Where love reigns, disturbing jealousy

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

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

A woman's life, is the history of the offec 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 And yet partake no venom, for his knowledge

The feast rub in your fortunes, full away Is not infected; but if one present

Like water from ye, never found again The al horr'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! Witha violent lets. I bave drunk, and seen the Love's eclipse! thou art in thy disease spider!

A wild, mad patieni, wondrous hasd to please


828. JUDGING--demands a grave, steady look. Anecdote. In the early period of the with deep attention, the countenance altogether French revolution, when the throne and the faror : the pronunciation slow, distinct, and em altar had been overturned, a Benedictine phat:cal, accompanied with lule uct.on, and that munastery was entered, by a devastating band, very grave

its inmates treated with wanton and unpro

voked cruelty, and the work of demolition If you refuse-to wed Demetrius

and plunder going on,-when a large body Either mast you die the death, or abjure,

of the inhabitants rallied, drove the spoilers Forever, the society of men.

away, but secured the ringleaders, whom they Therefore, fair Hermia, question your desires, Know of your youth, exam' ne well your blood,

would have severely punished, had not the Whether, not yielding to your father's choice,

abbot, who had received the worst indígnities You can endure the livery of a nun;

from these very leaders, rushed forward to For aye--to be in a shady cloister mew'd; protect them. “ I thank you, my children," Chaanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon. said he, “ for your seasonable interference; Take t me to pause, and, by the next new moon, let us, however, show the superiority of reli(The sealing day betwixi my love and me, gion, by displaying our clemency, and suflerFor everlasting bond of fellowship,)

ing them to depart." The ruffians were overUpon that day, either prepare to die,

powered by the abbot's humanity, fell at his For disobedience to your father's will,

feet, entreated his benediction and forgiveness. Or ekeo wed Denetrius, as lie would, Or on Dian's altar to protest

But yonder-comes the powerful king of day, For age-austerity--and single life.

Rejoicing in the east. The less'ning cloud, Miscellaneous. 1. In opening a cause, Mum'd with fluid gold, his near approach

The kindling azure, and the mountain's brow, give a general view or the grounds on which Betoken glad. Lo, now, apparem all the charge is made, and of the extent, magni- Aslant the dew-bright earth, and color'd air, tude, tendency, and effect of the crime al- He looks-in boundlats majesty abroad; ledged. 2. There is some consolation for dull And sheds the shining day, that, burnishid, plays authors, that the confectioner may put good on rocks, and hills, and tow'rs, and wand'ring into their books, if they fail to do it themselves. High gleaming from afar.

(streams, 3. Uncle Toby's oath: “ The accusing spirit, Varlettes. 1. Should we be governed by which flew up to heaven's chancery, with the our feelings, or by our judgment ? 2. Earths, oath, blushed--as he gave it in; and the re: waters, and atmospheres-are the three gecording angel-dropped a tear upon it, and neral elements, of which all natural things blotted it out forever. , 4. Would not many are male. 3. The human body is composed persons he very much surprised, if their ideas of all the essential things which are in the of heavenly joys, should be exhibited here- world of nature. 4. The three periods of our after, to show them their falsity ? 5. Beauty development are—infuncy, including the first is given, to remind us, that the soul should be seven years; childhood--the second seven, kept as falt and perfect in its proportions, as and youth--the third seven; the clnse of the temple in which it dwells; the spirit of which is the beginning of manhood. 5. beauty flows in, only where these proportions Adolescence is that state, when man begins are harmonious. 6. Can any one be a lover to think, and act—for himself, and not from of truth, and a searcher ader it, and yet turn the instruction, and direction of others. 6. his back on it, when presented, and call for The cerebellum, and consequently, the vomiracles ? 7. The aphorism, “ Know thy- luntary principle of the mind, never sleeps ; self," is soon spoken, but one is a long time but the cerebrum, and of course, the reasonin obeying it; Gracian-was placed among ing faculty-does. 7. Beware of the erronethe seven wise men of Greece, for having been the author of the maxim; but never, re- original; and that to speak, and write, une

ous opinion, that you must be remarkably plied the sage, was any one placed there for like anybody else, is a great merit. having performed it. Who painted Justice blind, did not declare

Tis certain, greatness, once fallen out with fortune,
Whai magistrates should be, but what they are : Must fall out with men too: that the declin'd is,
Not so much, 'cause they rich and poor should weigh He shall as soon read-in the eyes of others,
In their just scales alike; but, because they, As feel--in huis own fall: for men, 1. ke butterflies,
Now blind with bribes, are grown so weak of sight, Show not their mealy wings, but to the summer,
They'll sooner feel a cause, than see it right.

He stood up
Justice, painted blind,

Firm in his better strength, and like a tree
Infers, his ministers are obliged to hear

Rooted in Lebanon, his traine bent not. The cause; and truth, the judge. determine of it; His thin, white hairs-had yie kied to the wind, And not sway'd or by faror, or affection, And left his brot uncorered; and his face, By a false gloss, or corrected comment, aller Impressed with the stern majesty of grief, The true intent and letter of the law.

Nerved to a solemn duty, now stood forth Man's rich with little, were his judgment true. Like a rent rock, submissive, yet sublime,

MELANCHOLY-discloses its symptoms accorch ing to the sentiments and passions of the minds it affects. An ambitious man sancies himself a lord, statesman, minister, king, emperor, or monarch, and pleases his mind with the vain hopes of even future prefermeni. The mind of a covetous man secs nothing but his te or spe, and looks at the most valuable objects with an eye of hope, or with the fond conceit, that they are already his own. A love-sick brain adores, in romantic strails, the lovely idol of his heart, of sighs in real misery, at her fancied frowns.

And a scholar's mind evapora ies in the lumes 529. Malice, or Spite, is a habitual malevo of imaginary praise and literary distinction. lence, long continued, and watching occasion to Anecdote. Routs. “How strange it is,” exeri itself on the hared object ; this bateful dis- said a lady, “ that fashionable parties should position sets the jaws and gnashes the teeth, sends blasting flashes froin the eyes. stretches be called routs ? Why, rout, formerly sig. the mouth horizontally, clinches the tists, and nified—the defeat of an army; and when bends the elbows in a straining manner to the soldiers were all put to flight, or to the sword, body; the tone of voice, and expression, are they were said to be routed.!“This title much the same as in anger, but not so loud ; which see. These two engravings represent, the has soine propriety too;" said an observer of smaller one, revengeful hatred, and the other, men and things, "for at these meetings, abhorrence, fear, contempt, without power, or whole families are frequently routed out of courage.

house and home.How like a fuwning publican he looks ! I hate him, for he is a christian,

Vartettes. 1. Agriculture—is the true

foundation of all trade and industry; and But more, for that, in low simplicity, He lends out money gratis, and brings down

of course, the foundation of individual and The rates of usance, here with us in Venice.

national riches. 2. When the moon, on a if I can catch him--once upon the hip,

clear, autumnal evening, is moving through I will feed fal—the ancient grudge I bear him.

the heavens in silent glory, the earth-seems He hates our sacred nation, and he rails,

like a slumbering bahe, smiling in its sleep, (Even there where inerch’nts most do congregate, because it dreams of heaven. 3. The truths On my bargains, and my well-won thrift; of science are not only useful, in themselres, Which he calls interest. Cursed be my tribe, but their influence is exceedingly beneficial If I forgive him.

in mental culture. 4. Let your amusements 330. MELANCHOLT, or Fixed Grief, is be select and temperate, and such as will fit gloomy, sedentary, and motionless. The you for the better performance of your dulower jaw falls, the lips are pale, the eyes cast ties ; all others are positively injurious. 6. down, half shut, the eyelids swollen and red, Raise the edifice of your rirtue and happi or livid tears trickling silently and unmixed, ness, on the sure foundation of true religion, with total inattention to anything that passes. or love to God, and love to man. 6. That Words, if any, are few, and those dragged out will be well and speedily done in a family or rather than spoken; the accents weak and community, when each one does his part interrupted, sighs breaking into the middle faithfully. 7. Eloquence--is the power of of words and sentences.

seizing the attention, with irresistable force, There is a stupid weight-upon my senses ; and never permitting it to elude the grasp, A dismal sullen stillness, that succeeds till the hearer has received the conviction, The storin of rage and grief, like silent death, that the speaker intends. After the tumult, and the noise of life. (like it ; That I must die, it is my only comfort; Would-it were death; as sure, 'lis wondrous Death—is the privilege of human nature, For I am sick of living. My soul is peeld: And life, without it, were not worth our taking, She kindles not anger, or revenge,

Thither the poor, the prisoner, and the mournet, Love-was the informing active fire within:

Fly for relief, and lay their burthen's down. Now that is quenched, the mass forgets to move, Come then, and take me into thy cold arms, And longs to mingle-with its kindred earth. Thou meagre shade; hore, let me breathe my last. The glance

Charmed, with my father's pity and forgiveness, of melancholy—is a fearful gift ;

More than if angels tuned their golden viols, What is it, but the telescope of truth?

And sung a requiem-10 my parting soul.
Which strips the distance of its phantasies,

On the sands of life
And brings life near--in utter nakedness, Sorrow treads heavily, and leaves a print,
Making the cold reality-too real!

Time cannot wash away; while Joy trips by Moody and dull melancholy,

With steps so lighi and son, that the next wave Kinsman to grief and comfortless despair. Wears his faint foot-falls out. Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow. I And coming events-cast their shadows before.

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