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SIMPLE BODILY PAIN.

Proverbs. 1. The true economy of every. 492. PAIX

thing is—10 gather up ihe fraginents of time, ag may be either bo

well as of materials. 2. The earlier children are dily, or mental;

laught to be useful, the better; not only for themsimple, or acute

selves, but for all others. 3. Consider that day as Bodily pain, is an uneasy sensa

lost, in which something has not been done for the tion in the body,

benefit of others, as well as for yourself. 4. False of any degree

pride, or foolish ambition, should never induce us from that which is slight, to ex

to live beyond our income. 5. To associate with treme torture ; it

influential and gented people, with an appearance may proceed

of equality, has its advantages ; especially, where from pressure,

there are sons or daughters just entering on the ens on, separa

stage of action; but, like all other external advant tion of parts by violence, or de

tages, they have their proper price, and may rangement of the

be bought 100 dearly; “never pay 100 much for functions: men

the whistle." 6. Never let the cheapness of an artal pain-is un ensiness of mind; disquietude; anxiety; solici- ticle tempt you to purchase it, if you do not really tude for the future ; grief or sorrow for the past: need it; for nothing is cheap, that we do not wani. thus we suffer pain, when we fear, or expect evil; 7. Vanity and pride must yield to the dictates of and we feel pain at the loss of friends, or proper- honesty and prudence. iy. Pain, and the like affections, indicate a pressure or straining.

Miscellaneous. Great Britain-has dot. The play of pain ted over the surface of the globe, with her Shoots o'er his features, as the sudden gust possessions and military posts; and her mornCrisps the reluctant lake, that lay so calm ing drum-beat, following the sun, and keepBeneath the mountain shadow; or the blast

ing company with the hours, circle the earth Ruffles the autumn leaves, thal, drooping, cling

daily, with one unbroken strain of the marFaintly, and motionless to their lov'd boughs.

tial airs of England. The steam-engine is on What avails (pain, the rivers, and the boatman may rest upon Valor or strength, though maichless, quelled with his oars ; it is in the highways, and begins Which all subdues, and makes remiss the hands

to exert itself along the courses of land-conOf mightiest? Sense of pleasure we may well

veyances; it is at the bottom of mines, a Spare out of life, perhaps, and not repine; But live content, which is the calmest life;

thousand feet below the surface of the earth; But pain is perfect misery, the worst

it is in the mill and in the workshop of the Cf evils! and, excessive, overturns

traders; it rows, it pumps, it excavates, it All patience.

ploughs, it carries, it draws, it lifts, it hamAnd not a virtue in the bosom lives

mers, it spins, it weaves, it prints, and seems That gives such ready pay as patience gives;

to say to artisans, Leave your manual labor, That pure submission to the ruling mind,

give over your bodily toil, use your skill and Fixed. but not forced; obedient, but not blind;

reason to direct my power, and I will bear The will of heaven to make her own she tries,

toil, with no muscle to grow weary, no nerve Or makes her own to heaven a sacrifice. to relax, no breast to feel faintness. The dream of the injured patient mind, That smiles at the wrongs of men,

Cease, mourners ; cease complaint and weep no Is found in the bruised and wounded rind Your friends are not dead, but gone before; (more; of the cinnamon, sweetest then!

Advanced a stage or two-upon the road, Anecdote. The Philosopher Outdone. A Which you must travel in the steps they trode. learned philosopher, being in his study, a lit- True valor, friends, on virtue founded strong, tle girl came for some fire. Says the doctor, Meets all even:s alike. " But you have nothing to take it in;" and as Preach patience 10 the sea, when jarring winda, be was going to fetch something, the girl, Throw up the swelling billow to the sky; taking some cold ashes in one hand, put the And if your reason mitigate her fury, live coals on with the other. The astonished My soul will be as calm. sage threw down his books, saying, “With Contention, like a horse; all my learning, I should never have found Full of high feeding, madly hath broken loose, out that expedient.”

And bears down all before him. Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam' afar

The day shall come, that great avenging day, Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car ;

When Troy's proud glories in the dust shall lay Or, on wide-waving wings expanded, bear

Send thy arrows forth, The flying chariot-through the fields of air. Strike! strike the tyrants, and avenge my lears. The brave-do never shun the light;

Slander, that worst of poisons, ever finds Just ar: their thoughts, and open are their sempers; An easy entrance to ignoble minds. Truly, without disquiet, they love, or hate; Other sins-only speak,-murder-shricks out. Still are they found in the fair face of day; The element of water-moistens the earth; And heaven and men-are judges of their actions. But blood-flies upward, and bedewr the heavene

VARIETIES.

tent.

ACUTE PAIN,

return from the public schools ; ang wher 493. Bodils, or

they had entered their mother's apartment, mental, signifies a

she, pointing to them, said to the lady high degree of pain, which may appro

“These are my jewels; the only ornaments priately be called

I admire." AGONY, OR ANGUISH; the agony is a se

Laconics. 1. If we complained less, and vere and perma

tried to encourage and help each other more, we nent pain; the an

should find all our duties more easily performed guish an over.

2. Happiness-consists in the delight of perform whelming pain: a pang-is a sharp

ing uses for the sake of uses: that is, doing good pain, and generally

for the sake of good, instead of the love of reward, of short contin

which is a selfish feeling: all selfish feelings pro uance: the pangs

duce unhappiness in the degree they are enterof conscience fre

tained. 3. If we would be happy, we must put quently trouble the person who is not

away, as far as we can, those thoughts and feel hardened in guilt;

ings, that have reference to self alone, and cultiand the pangs o disappointed love are among vate the higher ones, that have reference to the the severest to be borne: -.What pangs the ten: good of others, as well as ourselves. 4. To do der breast of Dido tear!" COMPLAINING—(as when one is under violent pain.) distorts fea- good, for the sake of delighi in doing good, is a lures, almost closes the eyes ; sometimes raises selfish motive; but to do good to others, for the them wistfully; opens the mouth, gnashes the sake of making them happy, and, in doing it, forteeth, draws up the upper lip, draws down the

5. If we head upon the breast, and contracts the whole get ourselres, is a heavenly motive. body: ihe arms are violently bent at the elbows, would act from right motires, we must endeavor and the fists clenched, the voice is uttered in 10 put away every feeling, that is purely selfish ; in groans, lamentations, and sometimes in violent doing which, every effort will give us strength, screams: extreme torture producing fainting and like the repeated efforts of a child, in learning 10 death,

walk. 6. Parents should keep their children from Oh, rid me of this torture, quickly there, every association that may tend to their injury, My madam, with thy everlasting voice.

either in precept or practice. 7. Love is omnipo The bells, in time of pestilence, ne'er made Like noise, or were in that perpetual motion. All my house,

(breath :

Varieties. 1. That profusion of lan. But now, streamed like a bath, with her thick guage, and poverty of thought, which is callA lawyer could not have been heard, nor scarce, ed being spontaneous, and original, is no Another woman, such hail of words she let fall. proof of simplicity of heart, or freedom of 2. What! the rogue who robb'd me? do understanding; there is more paper than hang him, drown him, burn him, flay him gold, more words than ideas, in this “carealive. 3. Hold your tongue, we don't want less wealth.2. Combined with goodness to hear your nonsense about eating ; hold and truth, oratory is one of the most gloyour tongue, and answer the questions, which rious distinctions of man; it is a power, that the justice is going put to you, about the mo- influences all: it elevates the affections and ney I lost, and which I suppose you have thoughts to enthusiasm ; and animates us taken.

in joy, and soothes us in sorrow; mstructs, Hide not thy tears : weep boldly-and be proud

guides, and persuades us. 3. To resolve a To give the flowing virtue manly way.

proposition into its simplest elements we Tis nature's mark, to know an honest heart by.

must reason a posteriori; by observing the Shame on those breasts of stone, that cannot mer, relation of sequences, we are enabled 10 supIn soft adoption of another's sorrow!

ply antecedents, in olving the same relation; 0, who can hold a fire in his hand,

thus, amounting to the simplest state of s By thinking on the frosty Caucasus ? proposition. Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite, What nothing earthly gives, or, can destroy, By a bare imagination of a feast ?

The soul's calm sunshine. and the hearselt jor, Or wallow naked in December snow,

IS VIRTUE's prize. By thinking on fantastic summer's heat The friends thou hast, and their adoption trick, 0, no! the apprehension of the good,

Grapple them to thy soul, with hooks of sted. Gives but the greater feeling to the worse :

Mind,-can raise, Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more,

From its unseen conceptions, where they lie, Than when it bites, but lanceth not the sore.

Bright in their mine, forms, hues, that lock Eternity Anoodote. A rich Campanian lady, fond

Is it the language of some other state, of pomp and show, being on a visit to Corne

Born of its memory? For what-can wake lia the illustrious mother of the Gracchii, The soul's strong instinct-of another world, displayed her jewels and diamonds ostenta Like music? tously, and requested that Cornelia should Without good company, all dainties show her jewels. Cornelia turned the conver- Lose their true relish, and like painted grapes, sation to another subject, till her sons should are only seen, not tasted..

ADMIRATION.

How this grace 494. A mis

Speaks his own standing! what a mental power ed pagsion, con

This eye shoots forth ! how big imagination sisting of wonder, mingled

Moves in this lip! to the dimbness of the gesture with pleasing

One might interpret. emotions; as

Old men and beldames, in the streets, veneration,love,

Do prophecy upon it dangerously; esteem, ta kes away the fami)

Young Arthur's death is cominon in their mouthez lar gesture and

And when they talk of him they shake their he'ds, expression of

And whisper one another in the ear; simple love: it is a compound

And he that speaks doth gripe the hearer's wrists passion, excited

Whilst he that heare, makes fearful action, by some thing

With wrinkl'd brows,with nods,with rolling eyes novel, rare,

I saw a smith stand with his hammer thus, great, or excel

The whilst his iron did on the anvil cool, lent, either of

With open mouth, swallowing a tailor's news; persons or their works: thus we

Who, with his shears and measure in his hand, view the solar system with admiration. It Standing on slippers, (which his nimble haste keeps the respectful look and attitude; the eyes Had safely thrust upon contrary feet,) are wide open, and now and then raised to. wards heaven; the mouth is open ; the hands

Told of a many thousand warlike French, lifted up; the tone of voice rapturous; speaks That were embattled and rank'd in Kent. copiously and in hyperboles. Admiration - Another lean unwash'd artificer is looking at any thing attentively with appre- Cuts off his talę, and talks of Arthur's death. ciation; the admirer suspends his thoughts, not from the vacancy, but from the fullness of big Anecdote. It was so natural for Dr. mind : he is riveted to an object, which tem- Watts to speak in rhyme, that even at the porarily absorbs his faculties : nothing but what is good and great, excites admiration; and none very time he wished to avoid it, he could not but cultivated minds are very susceptible of it ; His father was displcased at this propensity, an ignorant person cannot admire : because he and threatened to whip him, if he did not does not appreciate the value of the thing: the leave off making verses. One day, when he form and use must be seen at any rate.

was about to put his threat in execution, the How beautiful the world is! The green child burst into tears, and on his knees, said: earth. covered with flowers-the trees, laden

Pray father, do, some pity take, with rich blossoms the blue sky and the

And I will no more rerscs make. bright water, and the golden sunsline. The world is, indeed, beautiful; and He, who against calumny, and reproach, than a good

Varieties. 1. What is a better security made it, must be beautiful.

conscience? 2. What we commence from It is a happy world. Hark! how the mer. the impulse of virtue, we too often continuo ry birds sing-and the young lambs-see! from the spur of ambilim ; uvarice, herself

, how they gambol on the hill-side. Even the is the offspring of independence and virtue trees wave, and the brooks ripple, in glad. 3. Wealth, sud lenly acquired, will rarely ness. Yon eagle!-ah! how joyously he soars up to the glorious heavens—the bird or abide ; nothing but quiet, consistent industry, America.

can render uny people prosperous and happy. “ His throno-is on the mountain-top;

4. Did you ever think seriously of the design, His fields--the boundless air ;

and uses of the thumb? 5. Music, in pracAnd hoary peaks, that proudly prop

tice, may be called the gymnastics of the afThe skies-his dwellings are.

fections. 6. The difference between honor, He rises, like a thing of light,

and honesty--seems to be principally in the Amid the noontide blaze :

motive; as the honest man does that from The midway sun-is clear and bright; love and duty, which the man of honor does, h cannot dim his gaze."

for the sake of character. 7. If there be any t is happy-I see it, and hear it all about thing, which makes one ridiculous, to beings me-nay, I feel it here, in the glow, the elo- of superior faculties, it must be pride. 8. quent glow of my own heart. He, who As is the mother, so is the daughter ; think made it, must be happy.

of this () ye mothers, and improve. It is a great world! Look off to the mighty

The rich are wise ; ocean, when the storm is upon it; to the He that upon his back rich garments wears, huge mountain, when the thunder and the Is wise, though on bis head grow Midas' ears. lightnings play over it; to the vast forest, Gold is the strength, the sinews of the world ; the interminable waste; the sun, the moon, The health, the soul, the beauty most divine ; and the myriads of fair stars, countless as the A mask of gold hides all deformities ; sands upon the sea-shore. It is a great, a Gold is heav'n's physic, life's restorative. magnificent world,-and He, who made it,

O credulity, oh! He is the perfection of all loveliness, all Thou hast as many ears, as fame-has tonguee qvodness, all greatness, all glory.

Opened-to every sound of truth, as falsehood

both.

AJMIRATION AND ASTONISHMENT, Maxims. 1. Never consider the spin!ons o: 495. Implies

others in a matter that does not corcern inem. confusion, arising

2. It is of but little use to argue a point with one, from surprise, &c.

whose mind is made up on the subject. 3. Beware at an extraordinary, or unexpected

of objections, founded on wrong ideas. 4. A 20event: astonish

man's conclusions are generally proof against ment signifies to

the most eloquent reasonings. 5. Look withir, strike with the

instead of without, for the true criterion of ac · overpowering voice of thunder;

tion, and be manly and independent. 6. Let th> we are surprised

square and rule of life be-Is it ripkt ? 7. Be if that does, or

cautious in yielding your better judgment to the does not happen,

wishes of others. 8. We generally err, in underwhich we did, or did not expect;

taking-what we do not understand. 9. They astonishment may

will surely be wise, who profit by experience. 10. be awakened by

A clear head-makes sure work. similar events, which are more

Temperance. Happy are they that have unexpected, and

made their escape from the drinking custom of more unaccountabie : thus, we are astonished the world, and enrolled their names amongst the to find a friend at our house, when we suppos- friends of Temperance; for, by so doing, they ed he was hundreds of miles distant; or to hear have most probably escaped from an early death. that a person has traveled a road, or crossed a Death, not only of the body, but of the soul, for stream, that we thought impassable.

the habit of intoxication is calculated to destroy These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty! thine this universal frame, [then!

Varieties. 1. When once you pr 7fess Thus wondrous fair! Thyself, how wondrous, yourself a friend, be always such. 2. Blame Unspeakable / who sitt'st above these heavens, not, before you have examined : understand, To us—invisible, or dimly seen

then rebuke. 3. Some people will never In these thy lowest works: yet these declare learn anything; for this reason, they underThy goodness, beyond thought, and power divine. stand everything too soon. 4. Who can calSee, what a grace was seated on this brow! culate the importance of learning to say, No. Hyperion curls ; the front of Jove himself: 5. By following the order of Providence, and An eye like Mars, to threaten and command; obeying the laws of life and being, we shall A station, like the herald Mercury,

not become fatigued. 6. Abstraction, is the New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill.

power, which the understanding has, of A combination, and a form indeed,

separating the combinations, which are preWhere every god did seem to set his seal, sented to it; it is also called the power of conTo give the world assurance of a man.

sidering qualities, or attributes of one object, What find I here?

apart from the rest. 7. There is a ProviFair Portia's counterfeit? What demi-god dence in the least of man's thoughts and ac. Flath come so near creation ? Move their eyes ? tions; yea, in all his common and trifling Or, whether riding on the ball of mine,

concerns. Scem they are in motion ? Here are sever'd lips, Parted with sugar breath : 50 sweet a bar (hairs, Words are like leaves ; and where they most a. Should sunder such sweet friends: Here, in her Much fruit of sense beneath, is rarely found.[bound The painter plays the spider, and hath woven

False eloquence-like the prismatic glass, A golden mesh to entra p the hearts of men,

Its gaudy lors spreads on every place : Faster than gnats in cobwebs. But her eyes !

The face of Nature-we no more survey, How could he see to do them ! having made one, All glares alike, without distinction gay: Methinks it should have power to steal both his, But true expression, whate'er it shines upon, And leave itself unfinished.

It gilds all objects, but it alters-none. Anecdote. While Thucidydes was yet a Expression is the dress of thought, and still boy, he heard Herodotus recite his histories, Appears more decent—as more suitable. at the olympic games, and is said to have A just man cannot fear; wept exceedingly. The “ Father of Histori- Not, though the malice of traducing tongues ans,” observing how much the boy was mov- The open vastness of a tyrant's ear, ed, congratulated his father, on having a child the senseless rigor of the wrested laws, of such promise, and advised him to spare no Or the red eyes of strain'd authority, vains in his education. Thucidydes became Should, in a point, meet all to take his lifc : one of the best historians of Greece.

His innocence is armor 'gainst all these. Wise legislators never yet could draw

Music so softens and disarms the mind, A fox within the reach of common law ;

That not an arrow does resistance find; For posture, dress, grimace, and affectation, Thus the fair tyrant celebrates the prize, Though foes to sense, are harmless to the nation; and acts herself the triumph of her eyes ; Our last redress is dint of versc to try,

So Nero once, with harp in hand, survey'd And satire is our Court of Chancery.

His flaming Rome, and as it burn'd, he plapa

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496. THE MIxOR, AND SOME OF THE MA- Maxims. 1. If a pers.)n fecus wrong, he will Jor Passions. The following common ex. be very sure to judge wrong, and thence do pressions are full of meaning: such judg- wrong. 2. Passions strong, judgment wrong, all ments are passed every day, concerning dif- he world over. 3. Always do the very best you ferent individuals; “You might have seen it can, and then you'll be a wise man. 4. Children in his eyes : the looks of the man is enough;

should be encouraged to do, whatever they un. he has an honest countenance: his manner dertake, in the very best manner. 5. He who sets every one at his ease; I will trust bim who is accustomed to do the best he can, in lower

aims low, can never bit scalted objects; and he for his honest face; should he deceive me, I things, will be best prepared to attain excellence will never trust any body again; he cannot in the highest. 6. Children should never be al. look a person in the face ; his appearance is lowed to fall into habits of disorder in anything ; against him; he is better (or worse,) than I nor permitted to put things out of order, or makc took him to be."

work for others. 7. Of goods, prefer the greatest; 497. ADMONI

of evils. choose the least. 8. Children are always grave air bordering

more attracted and interested by oral instruction, on severity; the

than by book instruction. head is sometimes

Anecdote. A Quakerwas waited on by shaken at the per

four of his workmen, to make their complison we admonish, as if we felt for the

ments to him, and ask for their usual Newmiseries he was

year's gifts. The Quaker told them, There are likely to bring up

your gifts,-choose fifteen francs, or the Bion himsell; the nard is directed to

ble. All took the francs, but a lad, about the person spoken

fourteen, who chose the Bible, as the Qua10, and the fore-fn

ker said it was a good book; and, on opening ger, projected fior. the rest, seers to

it he found, between the leaves, a gold piece point more parucu.

of forty francs. The others held down their larly to the danger

heads, and the giver told them, he was sorry we give warning, of; the voice assuir es a low pitch, bordering on a

they had not made a better choice. monotone, with a mixture of severity and sympa- Varieties. 1. We cannot be truly just, thy of pity, and reproach.

without prudence, or truly prudent, without MISCELLANEOUS. 1. The habituating chil-justice ; because prudence leads us to indren to work for, and serve the poor, particu- quire what is just; and justice alone can larly poor children, with a good will, may prevent that perversion of intellect taking justly be regarded, as tending to promote the reception of the highest order and quality of place, which often passes for prudence, but is heavenly virtue. 2. It is not in knowing the 2. Temperance signifies the right use of the

only cunning, the offspring oi selfishness. will of God, but in doing it

, that we shall be right things, furnished by nature for our en. blessed. 3. The noblest aspect in which the joyment, so that they may not injure, but divine majesty of the Lord can be viewed, benefit us; and instead of unfitling us for is that, in which he presented himself, when he said, that he “came, not to be ministered formance. 3. He, who is not temperate, is a

our duties, dispose and fit us for their perunto, but to minister ;” and how great a priv- slave to his appetites and passions ; the slave ilege ought we to esteem it to be, to follow of drinking, gluttony and lust; of pride, his example. 4. What a pity it is, that pa- vanity and ambition ; because he is no rents and teachers are not more anxious to mend the heart, than furnish the heads of liberty to be, what he was created to be. their children and pupils ! 5. Charity is The prophet spoke : when, with a gloomy frown something more than a word, or wish; it is Black choler filled his breast, that boild with in

The monarch started from his shining throne; the consistent practice of true wisdom.

And, from his eyeballs, flashed the living fire. Tis one thing to be tempted, Escalus,

Or beasts, it is confessed the apeAnother thing—-10 fall. I not deny

Comes nearest us--in human shape; The jury, passing on the prisoner's life,

Like man, he imitates each fashion;
May, on the sworn twelve, have a thief or two,

And malice-is his ruling passion.
Guiltier than him they try; what's open made
To justice, that it seizes on. What know (nant,

I hate, when vice can bolt her arguments,
The laws, that thieves do pass on thieves! 'tis preg-

And virtue-has no tcngue, to check her pride The jewel that we find, we stoop and tak’t

But not to me return . Because we see it; but what we do not see,

Day, or the sweet approach of even and morn, We tread upon, and never think of it.

But cloud instead, and ever-during dark You may not so extenuate his offence,

Surrounds me. For I have had such faults; but rather tell me

If sweet content is banished from my soul, When 7, that censure him, do not so offend,

Life grows a burden, and a weight of woe. Le mine own judgruent pattern out my death, Music-moves us, and we know not why; Ard nothing ceme na pertial. He must die. We feel the tears, but cannot trace their soura.

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