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She most, and in her look sums all delight :
Thus early, thus alone. Millon.
in sentences. ** 1. THOUGH gocd sense is not in the number, nor al ways, it must be owned, in the corpany of the sciences; yet it is (as the most sensible of the poets has justly observed) fairly worth the seren
Melmoth. 2. An elevated genius, employed in little things, appears (touse the simile of L:igious) like the sun in his eening declinatin: he remits h's splendir, but retains his magnitude ; and pleases more though he dizzles less. Juhnson.
3. The horror with which we entertain the thoughts of death (or indeed of any future evil) and the uncertainty of its approach, fill a melancholly mind with innumerable apprehensions and suspicions -Spectator.
4. If envious pe ple were to ask themselves, whether they.. would exchange their entire situations with the persons envied, (I mean their minds, passions. notions, as weil as their persons, fortunes, dignities, &c.) I presume the self love, common to all human nature, would generally make them prefer their own condition. Shenstone.
5. Notwithstanding all the care of Cicero, history informs us Thai Marcus proved a mere blockhead ; and thar nature (who it seems, was even with the son for her prodigality to the father) rendered himn incapable of improving, by all the rules of eloquence, the precepts of bhilosophy, his ovn endeavors, and : the inost refined conversation in Athens.- -Spectator.
6. The opera (in which action is joined with music, in order to entertain the eye at the same time with the ear) I must beg leave (with all due sub'vission to the taste of the great) to consider as a forced conjunction of two things, which nature does not allow to go together.- Burgh.
7. As to my own abilities in speaking (for I shall admit this charge, although experience has convinced me that what is . called the power of eloquence depends, for the most part, up- . on the hearers, and that the characters of public speakers are determined by that degree of favour, which you vouchsafe to. each) if long practice, I say, hath given me any proficiency: in speaking, you have ever found it devoted to my country.
-Demosthenes. 8. When Socrates' fetters were knocked off, (as was usual to be done on that day that the condemned person was to be executed) being seated in the midst of his diciples, and lay:
ing one of his legs over the other, in a very unconcerned posture, he began to rub it, where it had been galled with the iron; and (whether it was to show the indifference with which he entertained the thoughts of his approaching death, or (after his usual manner) to take every occasion of philosoplising upon some useful subject,) he observed the pleasure of that sensation, which pow arose in those very parts of his leg, that jut before had been so much pained by fetters. Upon this he reflected on the nature of pleasure and pain in general, and low constantly they succeeded one another. – -Specialor.
9. Let us (since life can little more supply
10. His years are young, but his experience old;
Shakefar's Two Genilemen of Verord.
12. Forthwith, (behold the excellence, the power, Which Goct hath in his mighty angels plac'd) Their arnis away they threw, and to the hiils (For earth hatir this variety froni heaven, Ofpleasure situate in hill and dale) Ligiit as the lighining's glimpse, they ran, they flew From their foundations loos’ning to and fro, They pluck'u the se: vd hills, with all their load, Ricks, waters, woods; and, by the shaggy tops Uplifici, bore them in their hands. Parudise losti V.--Examles of intERROGATION, or Questioning. 1. ONE day, when the Moon was under an eclipse, she com plained thus to the Sun of the discont nuance of his favours. My clearest friend, said she why do you not shine upon nie as Voli:sed to do? Do I not shine upon thee? said the Sun: I am very sure that I intend it. O no ! replies the Moon; but I njw perceive the reason. I see that dirty planet the Earth is goc beti een us. -Dodiley's Fables.
2. Searching every kingdom for a man who has the least comfort in life, Where is he to be found? In the royal palio
-What, his Majesty? Yes ; especially if he be a dess pot. Art of Thinking.
3. You have obliged a man; very well! What would you have more: Is not the consciousness of doing good à sufficient reward? Art of Thinking,
4. A certain passenger at sea had the curiosity to ask the pilot of the vessel, what death his father died of. What death? said the pilot. Why he perished at sea, as my grandfather did before him. : And are you not afraid of trusting yourself to an element that has proved thus fatal to your family! Afraid! Byi no means ; Is not your father dead? Yes, but he died in his beul. · And why then, returned the pilot, are you not afraid of trusting yourself in your bed? - Art of Thinkirig,
45. Is it credible, is it possible, that the mighty soul of a Newton should share exactly the same fate with the vilest insect that crawls upon the ground ? that, after having laid open the mysteries of nature, and pushed its' discoveries almost to the very boundaries of the universe, it should, on a sudden, have all its lights at once extinguished, and sink into everlasting darkness and insensibility Spectator.
6. Suppose a youth to have no prospect either of sit:ing in Parliament, of pleading at the bar, of appearing upon the stage or in the pulpit; Does it follow that he need bestow no pains in learning to speak properly his native language? Will he never have occasion to read, in a company of his friends a copy of verses, a passage of a book or newspaper? Must he never read a discourse of Tillotson, or a chapter of the Whole Duty of Man for the instruction of his children and servants ? Cicero justly observes, that address in speaking is highly or-pamental, as well as useful, even in private life. The limbs are parts of the body much less noble than the tongue; yet no gentleman grudges a considerable expense, of time and money, to have his son taught to use them properly ; which is very commendable. And is there no attention to be paid to the use of the tongue, the glory of man-Burghi
7. Does greatness secure persms of rank from infirmities, cither of body or mind? Will the headache, the gout or fever spare a prince any more than a subject? When old age comes to lie heavy upon him, will his engineers relieve him of the load? Can his guards and sentinels, by doubling and trebling their numbers and their watchfulness, prevent the approach of leath? Nay, if jealousy, or even ill hunor, disturb his happiness, will the cringes of his fawning attendants: restore his tranquillity ?? What comfort has he in reflecting(if he can make the reflection) while the colick, like Prometheus' vulture, tears his bowels, that he is under a canopy of crimson velvet, fringed with goleka
When the pangs of the gout or stone, extort from hini screams of agony. do the titles -f Highness or Majesty come sweetly into his ear? If he is agitated with rage, does the sound of Serene, or Most Christian, prevent his staring, reddening and gnashing his teeth like a madınan? Would not a twinge of the toothach, or an affront from an inferior, make the mighty Cesar furget that he was emperor of the world ? Montaigne.
8. When will you, my countrymen, when will you rouse from pour indolence, and beihink yourselves of what is to be done! When you are forced to it by some fatal disasier? When irresistible necessity drives you? What think you of the disgraces which are already come upon you? Is not the past sufficient to stimulate your
activity ? Or, do you wait for somewhat more forcible and urgent ? How long will you amuse yourselves with inquiring of one another after news, as you ramble idly about the streets? What · news so strange ever came to Athens, as that a Macedonian sliould subdue this state, and lord it over Greece.Demosthenos.
9. What is the blooming tincture of the skin,
10. Wrong'd in my love, all proffers 1 disdain :
Repel the rage of Priam's single son ?-Popie's Homer. VI.- Examples of CLIMAX, or a gradual increase of Sense
or Passion 1. CONSULT your whole nature. Consider yourselves, not ouly as sensitive, but as rational beings; not only as rational, but social; not only as social, but immortal. --Blair.
2. Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinale ; and whom he did predestinate, them he also called ; and whom he called, them he also justified ; and whom he justified: hem he also glorified. St. Paul
3. What hope is there remaining of liberty, if whatever is their pleasure, it is lawful for them to do; if what is lawful for them to do, they are able to do ; if what they are able to do, they dare do ; if what they dare do, they really execute ; and if what they execute is no way offensive to you.Cicero.
4. Nothing is more pleasant to the fancy, than to enlarge itself by degrees in its contemplation of the various proportions which its several objects bear to each other; when it compares the body of a man to the bulk of the whole earth ; the earth to the
circle it describes round the sun ; that circle to the sphere of che fixed stars ; the sphere of the fixed stars to the circuit of
he whole creation ; the whole creation itself, to the infinite pace that is every where diffused around it. -Spectaiur.
5. After we have practised good actions awhile, they become easy; and when they are easy, we begin to take pleasure in them; and when they please us we do thein frequently; and by frequency of acts, a thing grows into a habit ; and a confined habit is a second kind of nature ; and so far as any thing is natural, so far it is necessary; and we can hardly do otherwise; nay, we do it many times when we do not think of it.
Tillotson. 6. It is pleasant to be virtuous and good, because that is to excel many others; it is pleasant to grow better, because that is to excel ourselves; it is pleasant to mortify and subdue our lusts, because that is victory; it is pleasant to command our appetites and passions, and to keep them in due order, within the bounds of reason and religion, because that is empire.
Tillotson. 7. Tully has a very beautiful gradation of thoughts to show how amiable virtue is. We love a righteous man, says he, who lives in the remotest parts of the earth, though we are altogether out of the reach of his virtue, and can receive from it no manner of benefit; nay, one who died several ages ago, raises a secret fondness and benevolence for him in our minds, when we read his story ; này, what is still more, one who has been the enemy of our country, provided his wars were regulated by justice and humanity. Spectator.
8. As trees and plants necessarily arise from seeds, so are your Antony, the seed of this most calamitous war. You mourn, ( Romans, that three of your armies have been slaughtered they were slaughtered by Artony; you lament the loss of your most illustrious citizens--they were torn from you by Antony ; the authority of this order is deeply wounded it is wounded by Antony ; in short, all the calamiies we have ever since beheld (and what calamities have we not beheld ?) have been entirely owing to A As Helen was of Troy, so the bane, the misery, the destrucion of this state is ----Antony. - Cicero.