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181. Orthography, being to the Elocution-| Proverbs. 1. Estimate persons core hy kst, especially, a subject of incalcuatle im- their hearts, than by their heads. 2. A people portance, it is presumed a few observations, who have no cmueements, have no manners. 3. illustrated by examples, will not be out of All are not saints, who go to church; a! is not place. The author introduces an entirely gold that glitters. 4. Advice—is soldom welcome, new mode of learning the letters, by the use those who need it most, generally like it least. of sounds, before the characters are exhib- 5. Do not spend your words to no purpose ; but ited; also, a new way of spelling, in which come to the facts. 6. Greal things-cannot be

accomplished without proper means. 7. We reap the words are spelt by giving the different

the consequences of our actions—both here, and sounds of the letters, instead of their names: Thereafter. 8. God gives to all, the power of beand finally, a new method of teaching chil. coming what they ought to be. 9. Infringe on dren to read, by dictation ; instead of by the no one's rights. 10. If we are determined to bucbook : i. e. to read without a book, the same ceed, we shall succeed. 11. Better do well, than as we all learn to speak our mother tongue; say well. 12. Better be happy than rich. and afterwards, with a book: thus making

Anecdote. If men would confine their the book talk just as we should, when speak-conversation to such subjects as they undering on the same subject.

stand, how much better it would be for both 182. Aspirates. There are, according to speaker and hearer. Hally, the great matheir representatives, 21 aspirate, or breath thematician, dabbled nor a little in infidelity; sounds : ornitting the duplicates, (or letters he was rather 100 fond of introducing this having the same sound,) there are only elev- subject in his social intercourse ; and once. en; riz: C, as in cent, clock, ocean; d, as in when he had descanted somewhat freely on fac’d; f, as in fife; h, as in hoe; p, as in pipe; it, in the presence of his friend, Sir Isaac x, as in mix ; ch, as in church; th, as in thin; | Newton, the latter cut him short with this and wh, as in where whence it appears, by Hally, with the greatest deference, when

observation. “I always attend to you, Dr. actual analysis, that we have sixteen vowel you do us the honor to converse on astrosounds, and twenty-eight consonant sounds ;

nomy, or the mathematics; because. these making in all FOR CY-FOUR; some authors, are subjects that you have industriously in. however, give only thirty-eight.

vestigated, and which you well understand : 183. The common mode of teaching all but religion-is a subject on which I hear three, is no better policy, (setting every thing you with great pain; for this is a subject else aside,) than to go from America to Chi- which you have not serioasly examined, and na to get to England : in other words, per- do not understand; you despise it, because fectly ridiculous: and were we not so much you have not studied it; and you will not accustomed to this unnatural and dementing study it, because you despise it. process, we should consider it one of the Lacontcs. In the scale of pleasure, the most self-evident humbu g8, not of the age ceeded by the more enlarged views and gay

lowest are sensual delights, which are suc. only, but of the world. Examples of the old mode: p, (pe,) h, (aytch,) i, (eye,) 8, (ess,) | these give way to the sublimer pleasures of

portraitures of a lively imagination ; and Tis, i, (eve,) c, (see,) k, (kay,) ICK, TISICK ; reasm, which discover the causes and de. fifteen sounds: of the new ; 1, i, z, tis, i, k, ik, signs, the form, connection, and symmetry lis-ik; giving nothing but the five sounds : of things, and fill the mind with the contemthe old : &, (je,) e, (e) w, (doubleyou,) Gu, plation intellectual beauty, order, and %, (je,) a, (a,) w, (doubleyou,) GAW, GEW- truth. liAW ; eighteen sounds, and not one sound in Varletles. 1. The greatest learning—is spelling is found in the word after it is spelt: to be seen in the greatest simplicity. 2. the new mode; g, u,g, aw, GEW-GAW, giv- Prefer the happiness and independence of a ing only the four sounds of the letters, in- private station, to the trouble and vexation

of a public one. stead of their names.

3. It is very foolish-for Notes. 1. We never can succeed in accomplishing one

any one, to suppose, that he excels all others tall of the glorious purposes of language, so long as we apply our

-in understanding. 4. Never take the selves to what is verilen, and neglect what is spoken. 2. A new | humble, nor the proud, at their own valu. Cup"? presents itself; and when we shall have entered it, in the ation; the estimate of the former-is 100 mit place and minder, a bes er will dawn upon us, leading us lillle, and that of the laller-too much. 5. more to the cultivation of the living language and the living voice : Every order of good—is found by an order the compass and harmony of the best instrument can never be per of truth, agreeing with it. 6. As there is prived, try touching the keys at random, of playing a few simple much to enjoy in the world, so is there much tenes upon it, learned by the ear. When sailing-on this troubled sea

to endure; and wise are they, who enjoy of pain, and tears, and agony ;

gratefully, and endure patiently. 7. What Though wildly roar the waves around, is the meaning of the expression, in the first With restless and repeated sqund,

chapter of Genesis," Let us make man, 'Tis sweet to think, that on our eyes,

in our image, and after our likeness ?A lovelier clime-shall yet arise ;

All farewells-should be sudden, when forever, That w.sha I wake-from sorrow's dream, Else, they make an eternity-of moments, Beside a pur ,—and living stream.

And clog the last-sad sands of life-with tears BRONSOV

184. In teaching spelling to children, ex- then their shapes, and names, together with their nsce; the ne Arcise them on the forty-four sounds of the

course should be pursued in teaching music, the eas, alway

predominating; and then there will be ease, grace, and polon letters ; then in speaking in concert, after the

combined. preceptor, and also individually, interspers- Proverbs. 1. Virtue – grows under suery ing the exercises with analyzing words. by weight imposed on it. 2. He, who envies tho giving the various sounds of which they are lot of another, must be discontented with his composed. At first, let them give each sound oun. 3. When fortune fails us, the supposed in a syllable by itself, (after you ;) then let friends of our prosperous days—ranish. 4. The them give all the sounds in a syllable be- love of ruling—is the most powerful affection of fore pronouncing it; and finally, let them the human mind. 5. A quarrelsome man-musi give all the sounds in a word, and then pro- expect many wounds. 6. Many condemn, what nounce it: thus, there are three modes of they do not understand. 7. Property, dishonestly spelling by ear; easy, difficult, and more dif- acquired, seldom descends to the third genera

tion. 3. He, who has well begun, has har dene cult. Those, however, taught in the old way, his task. 9. The difference between hypocrisy must expect that tbeir younger pupils, espe- and sincerity-is infinite. 10. When our attencially, will soon get ahead of thein; unless tion is directed to two objects, we rarely succeed they apply themselves very closely to their in either. 11. Recompence every one for his lawork.

bor. 12. Zealously pursue the right path. 185. The second division of the Cor 0- Anecdote. Patience. The priest of a nants is into SIMPLE, and COMPOUND; or certain village, observing a man, (who had single and double: of the former, there are just lost his wife,) very much oppressed twenty, including the cuplicates : viz : c, in with grief, told him, he must have Pa. city; C, cab; d, do; d, pipd; f, fifty; & "I have been trying her sir, but she will

tience ;" whereupon, the mourner replied, gull; h, hope; k, make ; l, bill; m, mile ; n, not consent to have me.” no; P, pop; q, qiiote; r, corn; 8, see; t, tune; ch, chyle; gh, tough; gh, ghastly; | into three classes, corresponding to the scien.

The range of knowledge is divided and ph, epha: omitting the duplicate repre- tific, rational and affectuous faculties of man sentatives, there are but eleven ; viz : c, (cy. The first, is knowledge of the outward press ;) c, (ac-me;) d, (day ;) d, (tripp’d;) creation,-involving every thing material, f, (foe;) g, (give ;) I, (lay;) m, (mote;) -all that is addresscd to our five senses ; n, (nine;) P, (passed ;) 7, (more :) com- the second, is knowledge of human exist. pare, and see.

ences, as it respects man's spiritual, or in. 186. Origin of Language. Plato says; the Divine Being, including his nature, anci

mortal nature : and the third, knowledge of that language-is of Divine institution; that

laws, and their modes of operation. There human reason, from a defect in the knowl- is a certain point where matter-ends, and edge of natures and qualities, which are in- spirt-begins : i.e. a boundary, where they dicated by names, could not determine the come in contact, where spirit-operates on cog-nom-i-na of things. He also maintains, matter : there is a state, where finite spuritthat names are the vehicles of substances : ual existences--receive life and light--from that a fixed analogy, or correspondence, ex- the Infinite, who is the Lord of all; that ists between the name and thing; that lan- Spirit,

"That warms-ia the nm; refrexhes in the breeze; guage, therefore, is not arbitrary in its ori. gin, but fixed by the laws of analogy; and The omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresenl that God alone, who knows the nature of Being, that things, originally imposed names, strictly

" Lives-through all life, ertends thro' all extent, expressive of their qualities. Zeno, Cle-an- Spreads-undivided-operates-unsjent : thes, Chry-sip-pus, and others, were of the Whose body nature is,- and God--the soul." same opinion.

Varieties. 1. Are monopolies consiste Notes. 1. This work is not designed to exnibit the whole often makes the most clever persons act

ent with republican institutions ? 2. Love Nubject of Oratory; which is as boundless and profound as are the thorights and feelings of the human mind; but to present in a plain like fools, and the most foolish, act like wise and familiar form, the essentials of this God-like art; in the hopes ones.

3. Patience is the surest remedy of being useful in this day and generation. In the course of apoth. against calumny : time, sooner or later, will er twelve years, there may be a neare approach to truly and na. disclose the truth. 4. The fickleness of rere

. 2. Observe the difference between the sounds, beard in spela fortune-is felt all over the world. 5. It is wonende

, heard in the words after being spelt: 0,-3,-; if the easy to criticise the productions of art, tho' wounds heard in calling the letters by name, are pronounced, the it is difficult to make them. 6. Do not de. word is ay-je-ee; i--, in like manner, spell cye-ess; 6,0-7,-n, fer till to-morrow, what ought to be done opell, we o-ar-en; 00,-2,4, spell doub-le-o-ze-ce ; a,-k-m-, 4, spell, to-day. 7. The precepts and truths of the el-en-ess ; 0,- spell—ow-en; &c. &. The common arrangr word of God, -are the very laws of divine ment of words in columns, without meaning, wems at variance order ; and so far as our minds are receptive with common senso; but this mode is perfectly mathematicah, a of thein, we are so far in the divine order, science, and the structure of mind. 4. The proper formation of and the divine order in us, if in a life agree words, ont of letters, or rounds, is word-making: 6. Abcdari-ans ing with them. should fout be tanght the sounds of letters, and then their uses, and Guard well thy thoughts;-our thougbts are bean' in reuna

Gloros-in the stars; and blossoms in the trees."


187. The method, here recommended, of that a, in far, is the original element of all giving the sounds, of spelling, and of teach the vowel and vocal consonant sounds, and ing children to read u thout a book, and then the aspirate h, is the original element, out with a book, will save three-fourths of the la- which all the aspirate consonant sounds are bor of both teacher and pupil; and, in addi- made, as well as the vocal sounds; thus, that tim to these important considerations, there which the letter h represents, seems to inwill be an immense amount of time and ex- volve something of infinity in variety, so pense saved, and the young prevented from far as sounds, and their corresponding affeccor tracting the common bad habits of read- tions are concerned; for breath-is air: and mg unnaturally; which not only obstructs without air, there can be no sound. Why the proper development of body and mind, was the letter h, added to the names of Abram but sows the seeds of sickness and premature and Sarai ? death. Our motto should be," cease to do Proverbs. 1. He, who reckons without his svil, and learn to do well.

kost, must reckon again. 2. When we despise 188. Modes of Spelling. In the old, or danger, it often overtakes us the sooner. common mode of spelling, there are many but their minds are still the same. 4. The cor

They, who cross the ocean, may change climate, more sounds introduced, than the words contain: this always perplexes new beginners, ruption, or perversion of the best things — pro

duces the worst. 5. We must not judge of persons whose ear-has had much more practice, in reference to language, than their eye. The by their clothing, or by the sanctity

of their ap

pearance. 6. If we indulge our passions, they great difficulty seems to be—to dispose of the will daily become more violent. 7. Light grief, parts, which amount to more than the whole : may find utterance ; but deeper sorrow can find for, in philosophy, it is an acknowledged none. 8. The difference is great-between woords principle, that the parts-are only equal to and deeds. 9. Poverty - wants many things ; the whole. Hence, spelling by sounds of avarice--every thing. 10. Let us avoid having letters, instead of by names is vastly prefera- too many irons in the fire. 11. Faithfully perble: the former being perfectly philosophical, form every duty, small and great. 12. Govern involving orderly, analysis and synthesis, and your thoughts, when alone, and your tongue. it is also mathematical, because the parts when in company. 13. III got,-ill spent. are just equal to the whole : while the latter Anecdote. Finishing our Sludies. Sev. mode is the very reverse of all this; and in- eral young physicians were conversing, in stead of ailing, essentially, in the develop the hearing of Dr. Rush, and one of them ment of body and mind, tends directly to

observed, * When I have finished my stu

" When you have finished your prevent both.

studies !" said the doctor, abruptly; "why, 189. Of the compound, or diphthongal and you must be a happy man, to have finished triphthongal consonants, we have twenty- them so young : I do noi expect to finish three ; viz: C, (z) discern; C, (sh) social; f, mine while I live." (v.) thereof ; , (dg,) gibe; 5, (zh,) badinage; Laconics. The kindnesses, which most j, (dg,) judge; n, (ng,) bank; r, (burr’d,) men receive from others, are like traces til; s, (2.) was ; s, (sh,) sure ; 8, (zh,) leisure; drawn in the sand.

The breath of every t, (sh,) rational; v, vivacity; w, wist'; x, (ks) passion sweeps them away, and they are re. or; %, (2.) Xenia; y, youth; z, zigzag; ch, membered no more. But injuries are like (tch) such ; ch, (sh,) chagrin ; ph, (v) neph-lars of marble, which endure, unimpaired,

inscriptions on monumenis of brass, or pil. ew; th, thick; th, tho'; wh, why: deduct- the revolutions of time. ing the duplicates, we have but twelve ; C, (2) c, (sh,) , (v,) &, (zh,) n, (ng,) r; (trill?d,) spoken too little ; but often—of saying too

Varieties. 1. We rarely regret-having , (ks,) %, (g2,) ch, (tch,) th, (think,) th, much. 2. Which is the more extensively (that,) and wh, (when :) let them be exem- useful,-fire, or water ? 3. A speaker, who plified.

expresses himself with fluency and discre. 190. It has previously been remarked, tion, will always have attentive liceners. that, strictly speaking, a, in far, is the only 4. The spirit of party, sometimes leads even nalural vowel sound in our language; and the greatest men-to descend to the mean. that the other fifteen are modifications of it; ness of the vulgar. 5. Without virtue, hap. also, that on the same principle, the aspirate, 6. When we are convinced that our opinions

can never be real, or permanent. or breath sound, heard in pronouncing the

are erroneous, it is always right to acknowsound of h, (huh, in a whisper,) is the mate- ledge it, and exchange them for truths. 7. rial, out of which all sounds are made; for Every love-contains its own truth. it is by condensing the breath, in the larynx, Serve God before the world ! let him not go, through the agency of the vocal chords, that Until thou hast a blessing; then, resign the voice sound, of grave a is made; and, by The whole unto him, and remember who the peculiar modification, at certain points Prevalled by rrestling-ere the sun did shine of interception, that any aspirate consonant pour oil upon the stones, weep for thy sin, sound is produced; hence, it may be said, | Then journey on, and bave an eye to herren


191. Here a new field is open for the clas Proverbs. 1. Do as much good as you can sification of our letters, involving the struc- and make but little noise about it. 2. The Bible ture of all languages, and presenting us is a book of laws, to show us whai is right, and with an infinite variety, terminating in uni- what is wrong. 3. What maintains one vice, ty,--all languages being merely dialects of would bring up two children. 4. A little wrong the original one; but in this work, nothing - done to another, is a great wrong done to our. more is attempted, than an abridgment of

selves. 5. Sermons-should be sleeped in the

heart-before they are delivered. 6. A life of the subject. As every effect must have an adequate cause, and as in material things, Drive your business before you, and it will go

attractive industry is always a happy one. 7. such as we see, hear, taste, smell, and feel, easily. 8. Good fences —- make good neighbors. there can be no primary, but only secondary 9. Pride wishes not to ove; self-love-wishes Dot causes, we must look to the mind for the to pay. 10. The rotten apple injures its compar. feelings and thoughts, that have given rise to ion. 11. Make a virtue of necessity. 12. You all the peculiarities and modifications of lan- can't make an auger hole with a gimblet. guage; being assured, that in the original

Anecdote Mathematical Honor. Astia language, each state of the will and the un- dent-of a certain college, gave his fellow derstanding, had its external sign, as a medi- student the lie ; and a challenge followed. um of manifestation.

The mathematical tutor-heard of the diffi. 192. Uses of Spelling. The object of spel- culty, and sent for the young man that gave ling, in the manner here recommended, is the challenge, who insisted, that he must

" Why,” said two-fold ; to spell by sound, in order to be fightto shield his honor.

the tutor? • Because he gave me the lie.' able to distinguish the sounds, of which

Very well; let him prove it: if he prove words are composed, and to pronounce it,-you dod lie; but it'he does not prove it, them correctly: thus developing and train then he lies. Why should you shoot one ing the voice and ear to the highest pitch another? Will that make a lie-any more of perfection. The use of spelling by the honorable ?" names of letters is, to make us acquain Cicero says, che poet-is born such; the ted with them, and the order in which they orator is made such. But reading books of are placed in the words, so as to be able, not rhetoric, and eloquent extracts-choice mor. only to read, but to write the language: sels of poetry and eloquence - will never hence, we must become acquainted with both make one an orator : these are only the ef. our spoken and written language, if we fects of oratory. The cause of eloquence would avail ourselves of their wonderful ca

is to be sought for, only in the depths of the pabilities, and the treasures of which they the practice of unadulterated goodness and

human mind—the true philosophy of man, and are possessed.

truth. You must feel rightly, think wisely, 193. In partially applying this doctrine, and act accordingly: thon gracefulness of we may say, B, (bib,) represents a gutteral style and eloquence will fit you; otherwise, labial sound ; 1st. c, (cent,) a dental aspi- you will be like the ass, clothed with the rate : 2d. c, (clock,) a gulteral aspirate: 3d. lion's skin. Accomplishment should not be C, (sacrifice,) a dental vocal consonant: 4th. an end, but a means. Seek, then, for the C, (ocean,) a dental aspirate : 1st f, (if,) a sub- philosophy of oratory, where it is to be found, labial and super-dental aspirate: 2d f, (of,) a theology, and the human mind profound, if

in the study of geometry, language, physics, sub-labial super-dental, vocal : 1st g, (gem, you would attain that suavity of graceful a posterior lingual dental vocal, terminating periods, engaging looks and gestures, which in an aspirate; 2d g, (go,) a glottal vocal steal from men their hearts, and reason, and consonant: 3d g, (rouge,) a vocul dental as- make them, for the time being, your willing pirate: h, a pure aspirate, with open mouth captives. and throat; l, a lingual dental; and so on to Varteties. 1. Is there any line of de the end of our sounds, of analysis and syn- marcation between temperance and intem. thesis, of which a volume might be written ; perance ? 2. We rarely repent-of eating and although the writer has practiced on

too little; but often-of eating 100 much. them many thousands of times, he never has 3. Truth-is clothed in white; but a lie done it once, without learning something 4. St. Augustin says, Love God ; and then

comes forth in all the colors of a rainbow.

do what you wish." 5. We must not do Notes. 1. Don't forget to understand and master every evil, that good may come of it; the meansthing that relates to the subject of study and practice : the only

must answer, and correspond to-the end. myal higlıway to truth is the straight way. 2 Become as familiar with the sounds of our language as you are with the alphabet ..

6. Assumed qualities—may catch the fancy As you proceed, acquire mom aise and grace in reading and of some, but we must possess those that are speaking

good, to fix the heart. 7. When a thing is An honest man--is still an unmoved rack, doubtful, refer it to the Word in sincerity ; u Wash'd whiter, but not shaken-wi'n the shock; it is not clear to you, let it alone, for the pro Whose keart-conceives no sinieter device;

sent, at least, till it is made so. Fearless--he pays with flames, and treads on ice. Mind, not money-makes the nan

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194. Accent--means either stress, or 196. Some persous may wish for more quantity of vpice, on a certain letter, or leto specific directions, as to the method of bring. ters in a word: it is made by concentrating ing the lower muscles into use, for producing the voice, on that particular place in the sounds, and breathing: the following will word, heavy, at first, then gliding into silence. suffice. Take the proper position, as above There are two ways of making it; first, recommended, and place the hands on the by stress, when it occurs on short vowels, hips, with the thumbs on the small of the as, ink-stand: secondly, by QUANTITY, when back, and the fingers on the abdominal musit occurs on long ones; as, o-ver: i. e. when cles before ; grasp them tightly; i. e. try to the word is short, we pronounce it with press in the abdomen, and, at the same time, FORCE; and when it is long, with QUANTI- to burst off the hands, by an internal effort, TY, and a little force too: thus, what we lack in the use of the muscles to produce the vowin length of sound, we make up by stress, or el sounds of the following words, at, et, it, ot, force, according to circumstances. These en- ut; then leave off the t, giving the vowels gravings present to the eye an idea of accent the same sound as before: or imagine that hy stress, or a concentration of voice, with you have a belt tied around you, just above more or less abriipiness.

the hip bones, and make such an effort as

would be required to burst it off; do the The first-indicates that the accented vow.

same in breaihing, persevere, and you will el is near the beginning of the word; as in succeed: but do not make too much effort. ac-cent, em-pha-sis, in-dus-try, on-ward, up- Proverbs. 1. A man under the influence ward: the second, that it is at, or near the of anger - is beside himself. 2. Poverty, with end: as in ap-pre-hend, su-per-in-tend, in-di-honesty, is preferable to riches' acquired by disvis-i-bil-i-ty. In music, the first represents honest means. 3. The wolf casts his hair, but the diminish; the second-the swell of the never changes his ferocious disposition. 4. To toice.

wicked persons-the virtue of others-is always a 195. The first use of accent-is to convert subject of envy. 5. Flies-cannot enter a mouth letters, or syllables-into words, expressive that is shut. 6. No plea of expediency-should of our ideas ; i. e. to fasten the letters to reconcile us to the commission of a base act. 7. gether, so as to make a word-medium for Power, unjustly obtained, is of short duration. marifesting our feelings and thoughts: and 9. The avaricious man-is kind to none ; but least

8. Every mad-man-believes all other men mad. the second use is—to aid us in acquiring a kind to himself. 10. The beginning of knowledge distinct articulation, and melody of speech, -is the fear of God. 11. Of all poverty, that of and song. Exs. 1. ACCENT BY Stress of the mind is the inost deplorable. 12. He only is VOICE. He am-pli-fies his ad-ver-tise-ment, powerful, who governs himself. di-min-ish-es its im-pe-tus, and op-e-rates on

Varieties. 1. That was it--that made the ul-ti-mates. 2. The ac-cu-ra-cy of the

man miserable, and what-alone can make cer-e-rno-ny is fig-u-ractive of the com-pe- him happy? 2. Diffidence-is the mother of ten-cy of his up-right-ness: 3. The cale safety; while self-confilence often involves pil-lar for-gets the no-bil-i-ty of or-a-to-ry us in serious difficulties. 3. Tie is not rich, un-just-ly; 4. The math-e-mat-ics are su- who has much, but he who has enough, and per-in-tend-ed with af-fa-bil-i-ty, cor-res- is contented. 4. It is alsuril--for parents to prmd-ent to in-struc-tions.

preach sobriety to their children, and yet in. Notes. 1. Observe, there are but FIVE SHORT vowels indulge in all kinds of cace88.

5. Nature, our language; the examples above contain illustrations of all of never says, what wisdom contradicts ; for them, in their alphabetical order; they are also found in these they are always in harmony. 6. Save somewords--at, ct, it, ot, ut; and to give them with purity, inake as thing — against a day of trouble. 7. With though you were going to pronounce the whole word, but leave off such as repent, and turn from their evils, at the t. 2. This is a very important point in our subject; if you aud surrender their wills to the Lord's will, bil in anderstanding acrent, you cannot succeed in emphasis, Anecdote. Holding One's Own. A very

all things they ever saw, knew, or EXTEfat man was one day met by a person whom RIENCED, shall be made, in some way or he owed, and accosted with="How do

other, to serve for good.

you do ?" Mr. Adipose replied, “ Pretty well : I do remember an apothecary,I hold my own ;'-" and mine too, to my And hereabouts he dwells,-whom late I noted sorrow,"—rejoined the creditor.

In tatter'd needs, with overwhelming brows, Hail, to thee, filial love, source of delight, Culling of simples ; meagre were his looks, Or everlasting joy! Heaven's grace supreme And in his needy shop-a tortoise hung. Shines in the duteous homage of a child ! Bharp misery-had worn him to the bones : Religion, manifested, stands aloft,

An alligator stuff'd, and other skins Superior--to the storms of wayward fate. Orill-shap'd fishes ; and about his shelves When children-suffer in a parent's cause, A beggarly account of empty bores, And glory--in the lovely sacrifice,

Green earthen pots, bladders, and musty secdo 'T's heavenly inspiration fills the breast- Remnants of packthread, and old cakes of roses And angels-waft their incense to the skies. Were thinly scatter'd, to make up a show.

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