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Laconics. 1. A little neglecl'may breed greai 471. Imply

mischief. 2. Retrospection and anticipation may excitement or

both be turned to good account. 3. He, who violent action :

would be well spoken of himself, must speak when hatred and displeasure

well of others. 4. Wildness of eccentricity, and rise high, on a

thoughtlessness of conduct, are not necessary ac. sudden, fron

companiments of talent, or indications of genius. an apprehension of injury

5. Vanity and affectation, often steal into the received and

hearts of youth, and make them very ridiculous ; perturbation of

yet, no one is conteinptible, for being what he is, mind in conse

but for pretending to be what he is not. 6. No quence of it, it is

speech can be severe, unless it be true ; for if it called ANGER : and rising to a

he not true, it cannot apply; consequently, ita very high de

severity is destroyed by its injustice. 7. Mutual gree, and ex

benevolence must be kept up between relatives, tinguishing hu

as well as between friends ; for without this cemanity, it be comes rage and Fury: anger always renders ment, whatever the building is called, it is only the muscles protuberant; hence, an angry mind a castle in the air, a thing talked of, without the and protuberant muscles, are considered as reality. cause and effect. Violent anger or rage, ex- Education. Education is to the mind, presses itself with rapidity, noise, harshness, what cleanliness is to the body; the beauties trepidation, and sometimes with interruption and hesitation, as unable to utter itself with sue of the one, as well as the other, are blemished, ficient force. It wrinkles and clouds the brow, if not totally lost, by neglect : and as the enlarges and heaves the nostrils; every vein richest diamond cannot shoot forth its lustre, swells, muscles strained, nods or shakes the head, stretches out the neck, clenches the fists, wanting the lapidary's skill, so, will the labreathing hard, breast heaving, teeth shown and tent virtue of the noblest mind be buried in gnashing, face bloated, red, pale, or black; eyes obscurity, if not called forth by precept, and red, staring, rolling and sparkling; eye-brows the rules of good manners. drawn down over them, stamps with the foot, and gives a violent agitation to the whole body. Varieties. 1. He that thinks he can be The voice assumes the highest pitch it can negligent of his expenses, is not far from beadopt, consistently with force and loudness; ing poor. 2. Extended empire, like expandTho' sometimes, to express anger with uncommon energy, the voice assumes a low and forci. ed gold, exchanges solid strength for feeble ble tone.

splendor. 3. Similarity in sound, weakens Hear me, rash man; on thy allegiance hear me ; contrast in sense. 4. There being differences Since thou hast striv'n to make us break our vow, of mind, each member of a family, and of Which, nor our nature, nor our place can bear, the community, is best qualified for the perWe banish thee forever from our sight,

formance of specific duties. 5. The notions And our kingdom: Ifwhen three days are expired, of some parents are very extravagant, in 'Thy hated trunk be found in our dominions, wishing the teacher to make great en of Chat moment is thy death.-Away.

their sons; while they would be much more Anger is like

useful, and happy, in the field, or in the A full hot horse ; who, being allow'd his way, workshop. 6. Write down all you can reSelf-mettle tires him.

member of a lecture, address, or book, and The short passing anger but seem'd to awaken

the RESULT will enable your teacher, as well New beauty, like flowers, that are roeetest when shaken.

as yourself, to decide, with a good degree of They are as gentle

accuracy, upon your character, and the stuAs zephyrs blowing below the violet,

dies most appropriate for you to pursue. Not wagging his sweet head; and yet as rough, Their royal blood enchar'd, as the rud'st wind,

What is wedlock forced, but a hell, That, by the top, doth take the mountain pine,

An age of discord, and continued strife! And make him stoop to the vale.

Whereas the contrary-bringeth forth bliss,

And is a pattern-of celestial peace.
You are yoked with a lamb,
That carries anger-as the fint bears fire ;

Immortality o’ersweeps Who, much enforced, shows a hasty spark,

All pains, all tears, all trials, all fears, and peale, And straight is cold again.

Like the eternal thunder of the deep,

Into my ears, this truth-“Thou Jivest forever." Anecdote. Sowing and Reaping. A countryman, sowing his ground, two up

Oh! life is a waste of wearisome hours,

Which seldom the rose of enjoyment adorns ; starts, riding that way, one of them called to him with an insolent air—"Well

, honest fel. And the heart that is soonest awak'd to the flowr's, low, 'tis your business to sow, but we reap

Is always the first to be touched by the thorns, the fruit of your labor.” To which the The soul of music-slumbers in the shell, Countryman replied—“'Tis very likely you And feeling hearts, (touch them but lightly,) pua:

Till waked and kindled, by the master's spell may; for I am sowing hemp."

A thousand melodies, unheard before.
The world's a book, -writ by the eternal art

When all things have their trial, you shall And,
of the real Puth , and printed-in man's heart.

Nothing is constant, but a virtuous mind.



When will the world shake off such yukes! olin 472. RE

Will that redeeming day shine out on men, (when VENGE—is a

That shall behold them rise. erect and free, propensity

As Heaven and Naturemeant mankind should be de endeavor 10 injure or pain

When Reason shall no longer blindly bow ine offender,

To the vile pagod things, that o'er her brow, Contrary to the

Like him of Jaghernaut, drive trampling now; laws of jus

Nor Conquest dare to desolate God's earth; lice: which is attended with

Nor drunken Victory, with a Nero's mirth, triumph and

Strike her lewd harp amidst a people's groane ;. exultation,

But, built on love, the world's exalted thrones when the in

Shall to the virtuous and the wise be givenjury is inflict

Those bright, those sole legitimates of Heaven! ed, or accomplished. Itex

Human Testimony. The judginent must poses itself

be employed, to discern the truth or falsehood of like malice, or

assertions, by attending to the credibility and spite, but more openly, loudly and triumphantly; sets the jaws; consistency of the different parts of the story: the grates the teeth; sends blasting flashes from the veracity and character of witnesses in other reeyes; draws the corners of the mouth towards the spects; by comparing the assertions with acears: clenches both fists, and holds the elbow in counts received from other witnesses, who could a straining manner: the tone of voice and expression are similar to those of anger; but the pitch not be ignorant of the facts; and lastly, by bringof voice is not so high, nor loud.

ing the whole to a test of a comparison with If they but speak the truth of her, (honor,

known and admitted facts. These hands shall tear her; if they wrong her Anecdote. Scientific Enthusiasm. The The proudest of them shall well hear of it. enthusiasm of ardent and forcible minds, apTime hath not so dried this blood of mine,

pears madness, to those who are dull and Nor age so eat up my intention,

phlegmatic. The pleasure it inspires is the Nor fortune made such havoc of my means,

greatest and the most independent remuneraNor my bad life—reft me so much of friends,

tion, that men of genius receive for their efforts But they shall find awak'd, in such a kind, Both strength of limb and policy of mind,

and exertions. Do-na-tel-lo, the great FlorAbility in means, and choice of friends,

entine sculptor, had been long working at his To quit me of them thoroughly.

statue of Judith; and, on giving the last stroke 473. If it will feed nothing else, it will feed of the chisel to it, he was heard to exclaim, my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hin

Speak now! I am sure you can." der'd me of half a million ; laugh'd at my Varieties. 1. How beautiful the arrangelosses, mocked at my gains, scorn d my na- ment of all living creatures, with the bounda. tion, thwarted my bargains, coold my ries of their habitation! But how much more friends, heated mine enemies. And what's beautiful, could we but discover the law of his reason? I am a Jew! Hath not a Jew this arrangement, or the reason, by which it cycs? Hath not a Jew hands? organs, di- is founded; that law, and the source from mensions, senses, affections, passions? Is he which it proceeds, must be the perfection of not fed with the same food; hurt with the intelligence. 2. A good natured man has the same weapons; subject to the same diseases; whole world to be happy in. He is blest heal'd by the same means: warmid and cool'd with everybody's blessing, and wherever he by the same summer and winter, as a Chris- goes, he finds some one to love; “Unto him lian is! If you stab us, do we not bleed? that hath, shall be given." 3. Parents should If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you beware of discouraging their children, by poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong calling them fools, half-witted, and telling us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you them they will never know anything, &c.; in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If but let the current flow on, and it will soon a Jew wrong a Christian what is his humili- run clear: dan it up, and mischief will most ty? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, certainly ensue. 4. The agitations among what should his sufferance be by christian the nations of the earth, cannot be mistaken: example? Why, REVENGE. The villiany they are the struggles of opinion, writhing in you teach me, I will execute; and it shall go its chains, and indignantly striving to caet nar I, but I will better the instruction. them off; the soul bursting its trammels, forO sacred solitude ; divine retreat !

saking its bondage, and soaring away tɔ its Choice of the prudent ! envy-of the great!

native heaven of thought, where it may range By thy pure stream, or in thy waving shade, We court fair wisdom, that celestial maid:

at large, emancipate and free. The genuine offspring-of her lov'd enubrace,

“ Peace !” shall the world, out-wearied, ever eve (Strangers-on carth,) are innocence and peace.

Itu universal reign? Will states, will kings, There, from the ways of men laid safe ashore

Put docon those murderous-and unholy thing, We smile to hear the distant tempest roar;

Which fill the earth-with blood and misery? There, bieced with health, with business unperplex'd,

Will naticu learn that love-not amityPrú life we relish, and ensure the next

Is Heaven's first lesson


ANGER, HATRED, REPROACH. bent upon me is, that I showa jutrom my powers 474. RE

and remove it. How shall I do this? By the exPROACH-is set

ercise of my understanding. To the employment led anger, or

of this power, a cool and exact observation is ne. hatred, chastising the object

cessary; but the moment I am the slave of pas of its dislike, by

sion, my power is lost; I am turned into a beash casting in his

or rather into a drunkard; I can neither preserve teeth the secret

my footing, nor watch my advantage, nor strike causes of his misconduct, or

an effectual blow. Did you never see a passiollimperfections:

ate and a temperate mar-pitched against each the brow is con

other? How like a fool did the former appear! tracted, the lip

how did his adversary turn and wind him as he turn'd up with

pleased, like some god-controling an inferior ne. scorn, the head shaken, the

ture! It is by this single implement, n's reason, voice low, as

that man tamnes horses, camels, and elephants, to if abhorring, and

his hand ; that he tames the lion of the desert, and the whole body

shuts up the hyena with bars. expressive of aversion, contempt and loathing.

Anoodote. Servile Imitation. The ChiFarewell, happy fields,

nese tailors do not measure their customers, Where joy forever dwells ! Hail, horrors ! hail, but make clothes according to the pattern Infernal world! and thou, profoundest Hell, given them. An American captain, being at Receive thy new possessor; one who brings

Canton, and wanting a new coat made, sent A mind not to be chang'd by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself

the proper quantity of cloth, and an old one Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of Heav'n:

for a pattern: but, unluckily, the old coat What matter where, if I be still the same,

had a patch at the elbow, which the tailor And what I should be. all but less than he

copied, to the no small mortification of his Whom thunder hath made greater? Here, at least employer. We shall be free; th' Almighty hath not built

Varieties. 1. Whatever tends to dissolve Here for his envy; will not drive us hence : the Union, or lessen the sovereign authority, Here we may reign secure; and in my choice, is hostile to our liberty and independence. 2. To reign is worth ambition, though in hell : As the true christian religion, which is to beBetter to reign in hell, than serve in Heaven. come universal, had one local origin, eo, He is my bane, I cannot bear him;

have all genuine and specific creations had One heav'n and earth can never hold us both : their origin, or local centre, whence they have Still shall we hate, and with defiance deadly, been diffused. 3. Let an unbeliever in this Keep rage alive, till one be last forevet;

religion, write down, fairly and truly, all the As if iwo suns should meet in one meridian, absurdilies he believes instead of it, and he Aurl strive, in fiery combat, for the passage. will find that it requires more faith to reject Who does one thing, and another tell,

it, than it does to embrace it. 4. Reverence My heart detests him as the gates of hell.

paid to man, on account of what is good and Hence, from my sight!

true; as divine in them, and as their own, Thy father cannot bear thee;

is the worship of the creature, instead of the Fly with thy infamy in some dark cell,

Creator, and is idolatry. 5. Man is the end Where, on the confines of eternal night,

of the whole creation; and all particulars Mourning, misfortunes, cares and anguish dwell. of it conspire, that conjunction of him with REPROACHING WITH WANT OF COURAGE AND SPIRIT. God may be attained, and that the end may Thou slave, thou wretch, thou coward!

be brought to pass. Thou little valiant, great in villany,

False views, like that horizon's fair deceit, Thou ever strong upon the stronger side! Where earth and heaven but seem, alas, lo meet Thou fortune's champion, thou dost never fight

Deceit—is the false road to happiness; But when her humorous ladyship is bv,

And all the joys we travel to through vice, To teach thee safety! thou art perjured too,

Like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them And soothest up greatness. What a fool art thou, A ramping fool; to brag, to stamp, and swear,

Oh! colder than the wind, that freezes Upon my party! Thou cold-blooded slave!

Founts, that bui now in sunshine play'da last thou not spoke like thunder on my side.

Is that congealing pang, which seizes Been sworn my soldier ? bidding me depend,

The trusting bosom, when betray'd. Upon thy stars, thy fortune, and thy strength ? In vain my lyrc would lightly breathe And dost thou now fall over to my foes ?

The smile, thai sorrow fain would wear, Thou wear a lion's hide; doff it, for shame, But mocks the woe, that lurks beneath, And hang a calf's skin on those recreant limbs. Like roses-o'er a sepulchre. Debasing tendency of Anger. What

As the ivy-climbs the tallest tree, & wretched thing is anger, and the commotion of So-round the loftiest souls his toils he wound, the soul. If anything irerposes itself between And, with his spells, subdu'd the fierce and free me a'id the object of my pursuits, what is incum An honest man's the noblest work of God.

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ing the number of the bouks, and treir exact violent and

conformity to each other, and that the best sudden, it

book writers could not be so exact, concluded opens very wide the

there was witchcraft in the case; and, by mouth, short

either actually indieting him as a conjuror, ens the nose,

or threatening to do so, they extorted the draws down the e y e.

secret; hence, the origin of the popular story brows, gives

of the Devil and Dr. Faustus. the countenunde an air

Their breath is agitation, and their life of wildness,

A storin whereon they ride, to sink at lasi, covers it with

And yet so nurs'd and bigoted 10 strife, deadly pale

That should their days, surviving perils past, ness, draws ba:k the el

Melt to calm twilight, they feel overcast bows parallel

With sorrow and supineness, and so die; with the

Even as a flame unfed, which runs to waste sides, lins up the open hands-with the fingers With its own flickering, or a sword laid by spread to the height of the breast, at some distance before it, so as to shield it from the dreadful object. Which eats into itself, and rusts ingloriously, One fooi is drawn back behind the other, so that the body seems shrinking from the danger, and

Friendship. The wnter, that flows from a putting itself in a posture for flight. The heart spring, does not congeal in the winter. And those beats violently, the breath is quick and short, and sentiments of friendship, which flow from the the whole body is thrown into a general tremor. heari, cannot be frozen in adversity. The voice is weak and trembling, the sentences short, and the meaning confused and incoherent. Variettes. 1. As in agriculture, he, who Imminent danger produces violent shrieks, without any articulate sounds ; sometimes confuses can produce the greatest cropis not the best the coughis, produces faintness, which is some-farmer, but he, who can effect it with the imes followed by death.

least labor and expense ; so, in society, he is Ah! mercy on my soul. What is that? not the best member, who can bring about My old friend's ghost? They say none but the most apparent good, but he, who can acwicked folks walk; I wish I were at the bot-complish it with the least admixture of contom of a coal-pit. See! how long and pale comitant evil. 2. Cicero says, that Roscius, his face has grown since his death: he never the Roman comedian, could express a senwas handsome; and death has improved him tence in as many ways by his gestures, as he very much the wrong way. Pray do not come himself could by his words. 3. The eye of near me! I wish'd you very well when you a cultivated person is full of meaning; if you were alive; but I could never abide a dead read it attentively, it will seem like a mirror, man, cheek by jowl with me. Ah, ah, mercy revealing the inner world of thought and on us! No nearer, pray; if it be only to take feeling; as the bosom of the smooth lake re. leave of me that you are come back, I could flects the image of the earth around, and the have excused you the ceremony with all my heavens above. 4. A good reader and a bad heart; or if youmercy on us! no nearer, singer, and a bad reader and a good singer, pray, or, if you have wronged anybody, as is without excuse; for the same strength, you always loved money a little, I give you purity, distinctness, flexibility and smooththe word of frightened christian; I will pray ness of voice, that either requires, and pro as long as you please for the deliverance, or motes, are subservient to each other. repose of your departed soul. My good, worthy, noble friend, do, pray disappear, as Should fate-command me to the farthest verge ever you would wish your old friend to come of the green earth, to distant, barbarbous climes, to his senses again.

Rivers-unknown to song; where first the sun Passion, when deep, is still-the glaring eye,

Gilds Indian mountains, or his setting beams That reads its enemy with glance of fire;

Flame on the Atlantic Isles; 'uis nought to mo; The lip, that curls and writhes in bitterness;

Since God-is ever present, ever fell, The brow contracted, till its wrinkles hide

In the void waste-as in the city full; The keen fixed orbs that burn and flash below;

And where He-vital breathes, there must be joy The hand firm clench'd and quivering, and the foot When e’en, at last, the solemn hour shall cono, Planted in attitude to spring and dart

And wing my mystic flight—to future worlds, Ils vengeance, are the language it employs.

I cheerful, will obey; thee, with new powers, While passions glow, the heart, like heated steel, Where universal love-smiles not around,

Will rising wonders sing; I cannot go Takes each impression, and is work'd at pleasure. Sustaining all yon orbs, and all their sons :

Anecdote. Printing. It is related that From seeming evil, still educing good, Faust, of Mentz, one of the many to whom and better,-thence again, and beteer-stillthe honor of having invented the invaluable in infinite progression. But I lose art of printing is ascribed, having carried Myself in Hin-in light ineffable : some of his Bibles to Paris, and offered them I Come then, expressive Silence-muse his pratu



Freedom of the Press. Itxe iberty of tho 476. Are

press—is the true measure of the liberty of the peoclosely allied

ple. The one cannot be attacked, without injury to sorrow and

to the other. Our thoughts ought to be perfectly remorse ; or a painful re

free; to bridle them, or stifle them in their sanctumembrance of

ary, is the crime of perverted humanity. Wha: criminal ac

can I call my own, if my thoughts are not mine. tions and pursuits ; casts

Anecdote. Prize of Immortality. On down the

its being remarked to Zeuxis, a celebrated countenance, clouds it with

painter, that he was very long in finishing apxiety; hangs

his works, he replied, “I am, indeed, a long down the

time in finishing my works; but what I head, shakes it witt regret,

paint–is for ETERNITY." just raises the

Varieties. 1 Many projects, which, at eyes as if to look up, and

the first, appear plausible and inviting, in suddenly casts

the end-prove to be very injurious. 2. Scithem down again with sighs; the right hand ence, philosophy and religion, are our food in sometimes beats the heart or head, and the whole youth, and our delight in more advanced body writhes as if in self-aversion. The voice tife; they are ornaments to prosperity, and low and reproachful tone: weeps, stamps, hur- a comfort and refuge, in adversity; armor at ries to and fro, runs distracted, or faints away. home, and abroad, they pass their days and When it is violent, grovels on the ground; tears nights with us, accompany us in our travels, the clothes, hair or flesh ; screams; sometimes it produces torpid sullen silence, resembling to- and in rural retirements. 3. Which is more tal apathy.

to be dreaded, a false friend or an open ene477. REMORSE FOR DRUNKENNESS. I my? 4. Guard against being led into impriremember a mass of things, but nothing dis-dence, by yielding to an impetuous temper. tinctly; a quarrel, nothing wherefore. O that 5. There is no virtuous person, who has not men should put an enemy in their mouths to some weakness or vice; nor is there a visteal away their brains; that we should with cinus one, who cannot be said to possess joy, pleasure, revel, applause, transform our some virtue. 6. What a difficult thing it is, selves into beasts: I will ask him for my not to betray guilt in the countenance, when place again; he shall tell me I am a drunk it exists in the mind! 7. The strength of ard: had I as many mouths as Hydra, such one vital faculty is sometimes the occasion of an answer would stop them all. To be now a weakness in another ; but, that it may not a sensible man, by and by a fool—and pres- exist, exercise no faculty or principle beyond ently-a beast! O strange! every inordi- its strength or bounds. 8. Science—relates to nate cup is unbless'd, and the ingredient is whatevever addresses us thro' the five senses ; a devil.

which are the ultimates-upon which the

interiors of the mind, and the inmost of the I had been happy, if the general camp,

soul-rest. Pioneers and all, had wrong'd my love,

Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home! So had I nothing known : O now, forever,

What tributaries follow him to Rome, Farewell the tranquil mind; farewell, content ;

T'o grace, in captive bonds, his chariot-wheels ? Farewell the plumed troop and the big war

You blocks, you stones, you worse than senselese That make ambition--virtue! O farewell : Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, Knew ye not Pompey ? Many a time and oft

O, you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome, [things! The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife,

Have you climb'd up 10 walls and baulements, The royal banner, and all quality,

To towers and windows, yea, to chimney-lops, Pride, pomp, and circumstances of glorious war! Your infants in your arms, and there have sat Farercell ! Othello's occupation's gone.

The live-long day, with patient expectation,
Oh, when the last account 'twixt heaven and earth To see grea: Pompey pass the streets of Rome :
Is to be made, then, shall this hand and seal And when you saw his chariot but appear,
Witness against us to damnation!

Have you not made an universal shoul,
How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds That Tyber trembled underneath his banke,
Makes ill deeds done! Hadst not thou beer by, To hear the replication of your sounds,
A fellow by the hand of Nature marked,

Made in his concave shores?
Quoted and signed, to do a deed of shame, And do you now put on your best attire?
This murder had not come into my mind; And do you now cull out a holiday?
But, taking note of thy abhorred aspect,

And do you now strew flowers in his way.
Finding t.ee fil for bloody villany,

That comes in triumph over Pompey's blood:
Api, liable to be employed in danger,

I faintly broke with thee of Arthur's death; Run to your houses; fall upon your knead,
And hou, to be endeared to a king,

Pray 10 the gods to intermit the plague,
Madest it no conscience to destroy a prince. That needs must light on this ingratitude



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