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ECSI ASY, RAPTURE, &c.
Maxims. 1. U is rot wise, who is not wise 464. Ec
for himself. 2. If you wish a thing done, go; if nol, STASY, RAP
send. 3. The silence of the longue is often the clo. TURE, TRANS
quence of the heart. 4. The perfection of art is, 10 PORT, express
conceal art. 5. Every day is a little life; and a dinary eleva.
whole life but a day repeated. 6. We find it hard tion of the
to forgive those, whom we have injured. 7. Fashspirits, an ex.
ionable women are articles manufactured by mileessive tension of mind:
iners; they signify
They want but little-here below, to be out of
And want that little for a show. one's self, out
8. Do nothing you would wish to conceal. 9. Apr of org's mind, carried away
pearances are often deceiving. 10. Riches cannot beyond one's
purchase mental endowments. self. Ecsta
Anecdote. Look at Home. The advice CY-benumbs
of a girl, to Thales, a Milesian astronomer, 'he faculties, takes away the power of speech, and sometimes was strong and practical. Seeing him gazof thought; it is generally occasioned by sudden ing at the heavens, as he walked along, and and unexpected events: but RAPTURE often invig- perhaps piqued, because he did not cast an orates the powers and calls them into action. eye on her attractions, she put a stool in his The former, is common to all persons of ardent path, over which he tumbled and broke his the latter is common to persons of superior minds, shins. Her excuse was, that she wanted 10 and circumstances of peculiar importance.
teach him, before he indulged himself in What followed, was all ecstasy, and trances :
star-gazing, to “ look at home." Immortal pleasures round my swimming eyes did dance.
VARIETIES. By swift degrees, the love of nature works,
A proper judge—will read each work o wie, And warms the bosom, till at last, sublim'd
With the same spirit, that its author writ.
It comes o'er the ear, like the sweet sova win. Scortis the base earth and crowd below,
Which breathes upon a bank of violets. And, with a peering wing, still mounts on high
Stealing-and giving odor. He play'd so sweetly, and 80 sweetly sung,
Th't mind and body-often sympathize That on each note the enraptur'd audience hung.
Is plain; such-is this union, nature ties : 165. GARRICK. It is believed, that this
But then, as often too, they disagree, tragedian greatly surpassed his predecessors, Which proves the soul's superior progens in his genius for acting, in the sweetness and
Yet this is Rome, variety of his tones, the irresistible magic of That sat on her seven hills, and from her thror ; his eye, the fire and vivacity of his action, the elegance of his attitudes, and the whole
Of beauty-ruled the world. pathos of expression. The cause of which
Beware of desperate steps; the darkest day, success was, his intimate and practical (Live till to-morrow,) will have passed away. knowledge of human nature. Example. A With pleasure–let us own our errors past, certain gentleman, on returning from the And make each day—a critic-on the lasi. theatre, asked his postillion, (who sat in his
Thinking – leads man to knowledge. private box,) what he thought of the great He may see and hear, and read and learn Mr. Garrick. “Not much, my lord," was whatever he pleases, and as much as he pleas. his reply, "for he talked and acted just like as : he will never know any thing of it, exJohn and I in the stable.”. When this was cept that which he has thought over; that repeated to the tragedian, he declared it the which, by thinking, he has made the pro. greatest compliment ever paid him: for, perty of his mind. Is it then saying too said he, if nature's own children can't dis- much, that man, by thinking only, becomes tinguish me from themselves, it is a pretty ruly man. Take away thought from man'e sure indication that I am about right. life, and what remains ? RAPTURES.
'T was the bow of Omnipotence: bent in His hand, But, in her temple's lasi recess inclos'd,
Whose grasp at creation the universe spann'd; On dullness' lap, th' annointed head repos'd.
T was the presence of God, in a symbol sublime; Him ciose she curtains round-with vapors blue,
His vow from the flood to the exit of Tione! And soft besprinkles with Cimmerian dew;
Not dreadful, as when in the whirlwind be pleading
When storms are his chariot, and lightnings his steeds Then raptures high-the seat of sense o'erflow, The Wack donds his banner of vengeance unfurld, Which only heads-refin'd from reason, know; And thunder his voice to a guilt-stricken world;Hence, from the stravo, where Bedlam's prophet Not such was the rainbow, that beautiful one! He hears loud oracles, and talks with gods: (nods,
Whose arch was refraction, its key-stone the sen; Hence, the fool's paradise, the statesman's scheme,
A pavilion it seem'd, which the Deity gracel, The air-built castle, and the golden dream,
And justice and mercy met there, and embraced. The maid's romantic wish, the chemist's flame,
Awhile, and it sweetly bent over the gloom,
Like love o'er a death-couch, or hope o'er the land And poet's vision of eternal fame.
Then left the dark scene ; whence it slowly retired; How dost thou wear, and weary out thy days, As love had just vanished, or hope haul expires Restless ambition; never as an end.
Virtue, not rolling suns, the mint niatures
Maxims. 1. We must strike while the Iron. 466. Love
is hot; but we must sometimes make the iron hot gives a soft se
by striking. 2. Books are to the young, what renity to the
capital is to the man of business. 3. It is not good countenance, a languishing to
husbandry, to make a child's fortune-great, and the eyes, a
his mind-poor. 4. Some-excuse their ignorance, #weetness to
by pretending, that their taste lies in another di. the voice, and a tenderness
rection. 5. Reading, makes a full man, and thinkto the whole
ing, a correct man. 6. Not the pain, but the frame: fore
cause-makes the martyr. 7. Learn some useful Hea smooth
art or trade, that you may be independent of the and enlarged ; cye-brows arch
caprice of fortune. 8. Nothing is harder for koned; mouth a
est people, than to be denied the privilege of little open;
speaking their minds. 9. Some-are penny-wise, when entreat
and pound-foolish. 10. A true friend sometimes ing, it clasps
ventures to be offensive. the hands, with intermingled fingers, to the breast; eyes lan
Anecdote. Tuo Lawyers. A wealthy guishing and parily shut, as if doating on the ob- farmer, being engaged in a law-suit against ject; countenance assumes the eager and wistful one of his opulent neighbors, applied to a iook of desire, but mixed with an air of satisfac. tion and repose ; accents soft and winning, voice lawyer, who happened to be engaged on the persuasive, flattering, pathetic, various, musi- opposite side ; but, who told him he would cal and rapturous, as in Joy: when declaring, give him a recommendation to a professional the right hand, open, is pressed forcibly on the friend, which he did in the following lines : breast; it makes approaches with the greatest delicacy, and is attended with tremliling hesi- “ Here are two fat wethers, fallen out together, tancy and confusion; if successful, the counte- If you'u fleece one, I'll fleece the other, nance is lighted up with smiles ; unsuccessful and make them agree like brother and brother." love adds an air of anxiety and melancholy. 467. To the above may be added, Shaks
The letter being unsealed, the farmer had peare's description of this affection, as given the curiosity to open and read it; he did so, by the Good Shepherd, who was requested to and instead of carrying it to the other lawyer, tell a certain youth, what 'tis to love:
he took it to the person, with whom he was It is to be all made of sighs and tears :
at variance. Its perusal cured both parties, It is to be all made of faith and service :
and ended the dispute. Inference-Lawyers It is to be all made of fantasy,
live by the violation of the laws of goodness All made of passion, and all made of wishes :
and truth. All adoration, duty, and observance,
Conversation. When five or six men All humbleness, all patience, and impatie ice, are together, it is curious to observe the All purity, all trial, all observance.
anxiety every one has to speak. No one LOVE DESCRIBED.
wishes to hear; all he desires, is-an audiCome hither boy; if ever thou shalt love tor. Rather than defer telling their respecIr. the sweel pange of it remember me :
tive stories, they frequently all speak at the For such as I am--all-true lovers are :
same time. Unstaid and skittish in all motions else ; [belor'd.
Varieties. The United States-is on a Save in the constant image of the creature, that is conspicuous stage ; and the world-marks LA NOUISHING LOVE.
her demeanor. 2. If a parent-withhold from O fellow, come, the song we had last niglit : Mark it Cesario; it is old and plain;
his children—the light, and influence of DiThe spinsters, and the knitters in the sun, [bones, vine Truth, is he not, in part, responsible And the free maids, that weave their threads with for their crimes? 3. Eloquence—is the lanDo use to chant it; it is silly, sooth,
guage of Nature, -of the soul; it cannot be And dallies with the innocence of love,
acquired in the schools, though it may be cul. Like to old age.
tivated there. 4. What is the object of courtTail, wedded love, mysterious law, true source
ship? to get acquainted; to show off ; to Of human of*pring, sole propriety
take in; or, to marry? 5. What a dreadful In paradise, of all things common else !
thing it is to be "cut out,”—and to “get By thee adult'rous lust--was driv'n from mon
the mitten.'” Ainong the bestial herds to range ; by thee
They-know not my heart, who belice there can be founded in reason, loyal, just, and pure,
One stain of this earth-in its feelings kor thee;
Who think, while I see thee in beauty's young boar, Kelations dear, and all the charities
As pure as the morning's first dew on the power, Of father, son, and brother, first were known. I could harm what I love-as the son's wanton ray llere, lore his golden shafts employs, here lights But smiles on the dew-drop-to waste it away! liis constant lamı", and waves his purple rings, Na-beaming with light—as thore young features are Heiss here and repels : not in the bought smile There's a light round thy heart, which in lapiir.de of barlots, loveless, joyless, unendear'd,
It is not that check-'tis the soul-dawning clear Casual fruition; not in court amours,
Through its innncent blush, makes thy beauty co doon
As the sky we lonk up to, though glorious and fair, Mix'd dance, or wantou mask, or midnight ball. Is look'd up to the unore because heaven in there!
Maxims. 1. He that feels as he ooght, will be 468. Pity,
polite without knowing it. 2. Comon sense is the benevolence to
growth of all countries and all ages, but it is very the afflicted; a
rare. Modesty is one of the chief ornaments of mixture of love for an object
youth. 4. In erery condition be humble; the loftier which suffers,
the condition, the greater the danger. 5. Feelings wliether human
and thoughts are the parents of language. 6. To cr animai, and a grief that we are
gain a good reputation, be, what you desire to ap. un able to re
pear. 7. In prosperity, we need consideration ; 17 nove those suf
adversity-patience. E. Kindness is more binding ferings. It is seen
than a loan. 9. Right should be preferred to kind. una compassion
red. 10. A wise man adapts himself to circum ate tenderness o: voice, a feel
stances, as water does to the vessel that contains it. irg of pain in the
Anecdote. When Woodward first acted countenance;
Sir John Brute, Garrick was induced, either features drawn ogether, eye
by curiosity or jealousy, to be present. A brows drawn down, mouth open, and a gentle few days afterward, they happened to meet, raising and falling of the hands and eyes ; as if when Woodward asked Garrick, how he liked mourning over the unhappy object.
him in the part; adding, I think I struck out Hadst thou but seen, as I did, how at last, some beauties in it. Garrick replied, “I think Thy beauties, Belvidera, like a wretch
you struck out all the beauties in it." That's doomed to banishment,came weeping forth: Discretion. At the same time, that I Whilst two young virgins, on whom she once think discretion--the most useful talent a Kindly look'd on, and at her grief grew sad! (lean'd, man can be master of, I look upon cunning Ev'n the loud rabble th't were gather'd round
to be the accomplislıment of little, mean, un. To see the sight, stood mute wben they beheld Her : govern’d their mutt'ring threats, and grum. generous minds. Discretion-points out the bl'd PITY.
noblest ends to us, and pursues the most proHow many bleed,
per and laudable methods of attaining them, By shameless variances, between man and man! cunning-has only private, selfish aims, and On the bare earth exposed, he lies,
sticks at nothing which may make them sucWith not a friend to close his eyes.
ceed. Discretion-has large and extensive Show mercy, and thou shalt find it. views, and, like a well-formed eye, commands
a whole horizon; cunning—is a kind of Life, fill'd with grief's distressful train, Forever asks the tear humane.
short-sightedness, that discovers the minutest
objects, which are near at hand, but is not The quality of merey is not strain'd;
able to discern things at a distunce. It droppeth, as the gentle rain from Heaven
Varieties. 1. Said an Indian chief to the Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless'd:
President, “May the Great Spirit bear up It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes the weight of thy gray hairs, and blunt the The throned monarch-better than his crown; arrow, that brings them rest. 2. The great His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, truth has finally gone forth to the ends of the The attribute to awe—and majesty,
esrth, that man shall no more render account Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings. to man, for his belief, over which he himself But mercy—is above this sceptr'd sway,
has no control. 3. Let every one feel, think, It is enthroned-in the hearts of kings,
act and say whatever he pleases; provided, It is an attribuie o God himself :
he does not infringe upon like privileges of Arld earthly power-doth then show likest God'. others. 4. Virtue - promotes worldly pros When mercy-seasons justice.
perity; vice destroys it. 5. Who can fully But from the mountain's grassy side, realize the strength of parental affection, A guiltless feast I bring :
witinnt experiencing it? and even then, who A scrip, with fruits and herbs supplied, can upscribe it. 6. Grief, smothered, preys And water from the spring.
upon the vitals; give it vent into the bosom Thiou great, thou best prerogative of power! of a frond. 7. Nothing is of any service, Justice may guard the throne, but, join'd with thee, that does not help to re-unite the soul to God On rocks of adamant it stands secure,
But, whate'er you are, And braves the storm beneath.
That in this desert inaccessible, Mercy-is the becoming smile of justice;
Under the shade of melancholy loughs, This-nakes her lovely, as her rigor-dreadful; Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time, Bither. alone, defective :—but, when join'd,
If ever you have looked on better days, Like clay and water in the potter's hands,
If ever been where bells have knold to church! They mingle influence, and logether rise,
If ever sat at any good man's feast !
And know what 'uis to pity, and be pitied, 18-onscience of our vir uous act ons past. Let gentlenas my strong enforcement be
Marims. 1. It is one thing to know how to 469. HOPE
give, and another to know how to keep. 2. Every Ts a mixture of
thing perfected by art, has its source in nature joy and desire, agitating the
3. He who tells you the faults of others, intends to mind, and anti
tell others your faults. 4. Opinion is free, and cipating its en
conduct alone amenable to the law. 5. Extravajoyment; it ev
gant praise is more mortifying than the keenest er gives pleasure; which is
satire. 6. Love all beauty, and you will love all not always the
goodness. 7. A foolish friend does more harm than case with wish
a wise enemy. 8. When our hatred is violent, it and desire; as
sinks us below those we hate. 9. There should they may produce or be ac
be no delay in a benefit, but in the modesty of the companied with
recrirer. 10. A cup of cold water, in time of need, pain and anxie
may save a man's life. iy. Hope erects
Acquaintanco with Human Nature. and brightens the countenance, o
He, who has acquired a competent know!. pens the mouth
edge of the views, that occupy the generality to half a smile, arches the eye-brows, gives the of men; who has studied a great variety of eyes an eager and wistful look; spreads the arms with the hands open, ready
to receive the object characters, and attentivly observed the force of its wishes, towards which it leans a little ; the and violence of human passions ; together voice is somewhat plaintive, and manner incli- with the infirmities and contradictions they iety; the breath drawn inward more forcibly than produce in the conduct of life, will find in usual, in order to express our desires more strong this knowledge, a key to the secret reasons ly, and our earenest expectation of receiving the and motives which gave rise to many of the object of them. But thou, O HOPE! with eyes so fair,
most important events of ancient times. What was thy delighted measure ?
Varieties. 1. Some people will do alStill it whisper'd-promis'd pleasure,
most anything, rather than own a fault ; And bade the lovely scenes at distance hail ; tho' everything depends on it: thus, Seneca's
Still would her touch the strain prolong, wife, to conceal her blindness, declared that And from the rocks, the woods, the vale, the whole world was in darkness, and none She called an echo still thro' all her song;
could see. 2. What is the difference between And where her sweetest theme she chose, A soft responsive voice was heard, at every close, things, a threefold principle, by which they
pleasure and happiness ? 3. There is, in all And Hope, enchanted, siail'd, and wav'd her golden hair.
exist; an inmost, middle, and outermost;
[health! Thou captive's freedom, and thou sick man's and body; will, understanding, and act ; af.
and in human beings, there is a soul, mind, Thou lover's victory, thou beggar's wealth ! Thou manna, which from heaven we eat,
fection, thought and speech ; intellectuul, To every taste a several meat ;
rational, and scientific; end, cause, and efHope! thou first fruit of happiness!
fect, all essentially distinct. 4. Our Lord Thou gentle dawning of a bright success! does not say—if a man see a miracle, he Who, out of fortune's reach doth stand,
shall know that my doctrine is from God; And art a blessing still at hand!
but, “ if any man will do my will." Brother of faith! 'twixt whom and thee,
The flower—soon dies, but hope's sont ray The joys of heaven and earth divided be;
Unchang'd-undying shines The future's thine,-the present's his.
Around that form-where pale decay, Thou pleasant, honest flatterer; for none
A peaceful heart enshrines : Flatter unhappy men, but thou alone!
Like ivy-round the blighted tree, O Hope, sweet flatterer, whose delusive touch
It twines around the heart,
The only verdant part.
Kingo it makes Gods, and meaner creatures Kings.
Hope, though 'tis pale sorrow's only cordial, And let me hail thee—from that friendly grore. Has yet-a dull and opiare quality,
Anecdote. A traveler in a stage-coach, Enfeebling-what it bulls. not famous for its swiftness, inquired the A beacon shining o'er a stormy sea; name of the coach. A fellow passenger re- A cooling fountain—in a weary land; plied, “I think it is the Regulator, for I ob- A green spot-on a waste and burning sand, serve that all the other coaches go by it."
A rose—that o'er a ruin sheds its bloom; Hast thou power?-the weak defend;
A sunbeam-smiling o'er the cold dark word. Lighı ?-give light : thy knowledge lend ; Westward—the course of empire takes its way Rich?-remember Him, who gave;
The four first acts already past, Freel-be brother to the slave.
A fifth-shall close the drama with the day; A dispulable point—is no man's ground. Time's noblest offspring—is thc casi.
Maxims. 1. One true friend is worth a hund470. When,
red relations. 2. Happiness is to be found every by frequent re
where, if you possess a well regulated mind. 3. fections on a disagreeable
Between good sense and good taste, there is the Object, our dis
same difference as between cause and effect. 4. approbation or
He, who profits by the mistakes or oversights of It is attended
others, learns a lesson of great importance. 5. with a strong
The flight of a person accused, is & tacit acknowl. disinclination of mind 10
edgment of his guilt. 6. He is wise, who does ev. wards it, it is
ery thing at the proper time. 7. Confession is as called hatred ;
a medicine-to him who has gone astray. 8. The and when this
love of liberty makes even an old man brave. 9. o accompani
Children are heirs to the diseases of their parents, ed with a paino ful sensation
ag well as to their possessions. 10. A man, who upon the appre
cannot forgive, breaks the bridge over which ho hension of its
might pass to Heaven. presence and
Thoughts. A man would do well to carapproach, there follows an inclination to avoid it, called aversion; extreme hatred is abhorrence, ry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the or detestation. "Hatred, or aversion expressed thoughts of the moment. Those that come to, or of any person, or any thing, that is odions, unsought for, are commonly the most valu. and the hands, at the same time, thrown out and able, and sbould be secured, because they sel. spread, as if to keep it off; the face is turned away dom return. from that side, which the hands are thrown out; the eyes looking angrily and obliquely, or asquint,
Varieties. 1. What do you think of one, the way the hands are directed; the eyebrows are who gives away len dollars, when he owes a contracted, the upper lip disdainfully drawn up; hundred more than he can pay? 2. Let us the teeth set; the
pitch of the voice is loud, surly, follow nature, who has given shame to man chiding, languid and vehement; the sentences are short and abrupt.
for a scourge; and let the heaviest part of the HATRED-CURSING THE OBJECT HATED. punishment be—the infamy attending it. 3.
Poisons-be their drink, Can we perceive any quality in an object Gall-worse than gall, the daintest meat they taste : without an act of comparison? 4. Falsehood Their sweetest shade, a grove of cyprus trees;
often decks herself in the cuter garments of Their sweetest prospects, murd'ring basalisks ;
truth, that she may succeed ihe better in her Their music—frightful as the SERPENT's hiss : And boding screech-owls make the concert full;
wily deceits. 5. The thing, which has been All the foul terrors of dark-seated HELL.
done, it is that wbich shall be; and that which The mortal coldness of the soul, like death itself comes down;
is, it is that which shall be done; and there It cannot feel for other's woes, it dare not dream its oron; is no new thing under the sun. 5. Society That heavy chill has frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, cannot be held together without morals ; nor And though the eye may sparklestill, 'tis where the ice appears. can morals maintain their station in the huTho' wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract the breast, Thro' midnight hours, that yield no more their former hope of rest; is worth having, unless it is founded on truth,
man heart, without religion; and no religion "Tis but as ivy leaves around the ruin'd turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. which is the corner-stone of the fabric of huOn Adam last thus judgment he pronounc'd: man nature. 7. How far have moral percep“ Because thou hast hearkend to the voice of thy tions been influenced by physical phenomena? And eaten of the tree, concerning which (wife,
How very precious—praise I charg'd thee, saying, “Thou shalt not eat thereof,' Is--10 a young genius, like sunlight-on flowers, Curs'd is the ground for thy sake; thou, in sorrow, Ripening them into fruit. Shalt eat thereof all the days of thy life;
One hourThorns, also, and thistles it shall bring thee forth
Of thoughtful solitude-may nerve the heart Unbid; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.
For days of conflict,-girding up its armor In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,
To meet the most insidionus foe, and lending Til thou return unto the ground; for thou
The courage—sprung alone from innorenceOut of the ground wast taken: know thy birth,
And good inteni. For dust thou art, and shalt to dust return."
Anecdote. Satisfaction. A ruined There is not, in this life of ours, debtor, having done every thing in his power
One bliss—unmixed with fears ; to satisfy his creditors, said to them, “Gentle The hope, that wakes our deepest powers, men,–1 have been extremely perplexed, till And the dew, that show'rs o'er dearest flow'rs.
A face of sadness wears; now, how to satisfy you: and having done
Is the bitter dew-of tears.
In all our strictures-placid we will be,
As Halcyons-brooding on a summer sech 18 virtuous, is alone-of noble kind;
No man-is born into the world, whose roorkee Tho'poor-in fortune, of celestial race;
Is not born with him; there is always work,And hé-commiis a crime, who calls airn base. And tools-1c work withal, for those who will