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10.1 will pursue, I'll overtake,
The cruel Foe presumptuous spake;
The Spoil I-will divide:'' •
My Lust is fotisfy'd.
11. Then didst thou make thy Wind to blow,
I z. What Go o of those who bear the Name>
To equal Honours raise?
And shew thy awsul Praise.
13. Thy chosen Sons from Slav'ry freed,
In Paths cut through the Flood-:
14. Thy Hand, Olord, and special Grace,
To Canaan's promis'd Rest:; • • •
"Jordan shall backward roll his Tide,
I j. The Toes of Israel on their Shore,
Shall fee the Tribes, thy Tribes pass o'er,
All silent as a Stone:
16. Thou shalt reward thy People's Toil,
And high their Honours raise:
And thence shall sound thy Praise.
17. Sing, Israel, sing, thou echoing Shore
The Lo 8. D his Throne maintains:
The Lord sor ever reigns.
The BEGGAR's PETITION.
PITY the sorrows of a poor old man, Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door, Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span, Oh! give relief, and Heaven will bless your store. g These
These tatter'd doaths my poverty bespeak,
Yon house, ,erected on the rising ground,
Hard is the fate of the insirm and poor!
Oh! take me to your hospitable dome; (
Keen blows the wind, and piercing is the cold.
Should I reveal the sources of my grief,
Heaven sends missortunes; why should we repi^
A little farm was my paternal lot,
My tender wise, sweet soother of my care!
ity the sorrows of a poor old man, Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door, .Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span, Oh! give relief, and Heaven will bless your store.
Endeavour to please, and you can scarcely sail to please. Chesterfield.
TH E Means of pleasing vary according to time, place, and perion; but the general rule is the trite one. Endeavour to please, and you will infallibly please to a certain Degree: constantly shew a desire to please, and you will engage People's self-love in your Interest; a most powerful Advocate. This, as indeed almost every Thing else, depends on Attention.
Be therefore attentive to the most trifling Thing that passes where you are; have, as the vulgar Phrase is, your Eyes and your Ears always about you. It is a very soolish, though a very common faying, "I really did not mind it," or, "I was "thinking of quite another thing at that time." N The The proper answer to such ingenious excuses, and which admits of no reply, is, Why did you not mind h? you was present when it was said or done. Oh! but you may fay, you was thinking of quite another thing: if so, wr.y was you. not in quite another place proper sor that important other thing, wbich you fay you was thinking of? But you will fay, perhaps, that the company was so silly, that it did not deserve your attention: that, I am sure, is the faying of a silly man; sor a man of sense knows that there is no company so silly, that some use may not be made of it by attention.
Let your address, when you sirst come into company, be modest, but without the least bashfulness or fheepishness; steady, without impudence; and unembarrassed, as if you were in your own room. This is a difsicult point to hit, and theresore deserves great attention; nothing but a long ufage in the World, and in the best Company, can posiibl/ give it.
A young man, without knowledge of the world, when he sirft goes into a fashionable company where most are his superiors, is commonly either annihilated by Bashfulness, or, ifhe rouses and lashes himself up to what he only thinks a modest assurance, he runs into impudence and absurdity, and consequently offends, instead of pleasing. Have always, as much as you can, that gentleness of manner, which never fails to make favourable impresfions, provided it be equally free from an insipid Smile, or a pert Smirk.