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I sent the book to my brother's house, him whom yoa saw here.
My two friends gave me this present, them that we visited yesterday.
Exercises on Rule II.
Disappointments sinks the heart of man; but the renewal of hope give consolation.
The smiles that encourage severity of judgment, hides malice and insincerity.
He dare not act contrary to his instructions.
Fifty pounds of wheat contains forty pounds of flour.
The mechanism of clocks and watches, were totally unknown a few centuries ago.
The number of inhabitants in Great Britain and Ireland, do not exceed sixteen millions.
Nothing but vain and foolish pursuits delight some persons.
A variety of pleasing objects charm the eye.
So much both of ability and merit are seldom found.
In the conduct of Parmenio, a mixture of wisdom and folly were very conspicuous.
He is an author of more credit than Plutarch, or any other, that write lives too hastily.
The inquisitive and curious is generally talkative.
Great pains has been taken to reconcile the parties.
I am sorry to say it, but there was more equivocators than one.
The sincere is always esteemed.
Has the goods been sold to advantage ? and did thou embrace the proper season?
There is many occasions in life, in which silence and simplicity is true wisdom.
The generous never recounts minutely the actions they have done; nor the prudent those they will do.
He need not proceed in such haste.
The business that related to ecclesiastical meetings, matters and persons, were to be ordered according' to the king's direction.
In him were happily blended true dignity with softness of manners.
The support of so many of his relations, were a heavy tax upon his industry ; but thou knows he paid it cheerfully.
What avails the best sentiments, if persons do not live suitably to them?
Reconciliation was offered, on conditions as moderate as was consistent with a permanent union.
Not one of them whom thou sees clothed in purple, are completely happy.
And the fame of this person, and of his wonderful actions, were diffused throughout the country.
The variety of the productions of genius, like that of the operations of nature, are without limit.
In vain our flocks and fields increase our store,
Thou should love thy neighbour as sincerely as thou loves thyself.
Has thou no better reason for censuring thy friend and companion?
Thou who art the Author and.bestower of life, can doubtless restore it also: but whether thou will please to restore it, or not, that thou only knows.
O thou my voice inspire,
Who touched Isaiah's hallowed lips with fire.
Accept these grateful tears : for thee they flow;
For thee that ever felt another's wo.
Just to thy word, in ev'ry thought sincere;
Who knew no wish but what the world might hear.
Examples adapted to the Revieio under Rule II. If the privileges to which he has an undoubted right, and he has long enjoyed, should now be wrested from him, would be flagrant injustice.
These curiosities we have imported from China, and are similar to those which were some time ago brought from Africa.
Will martial flames forever fire thy mind,
Two substantives, when they come together, and do not signify the same, thing, the former must Le in the genitive case.
Virtue, however it may be neglected for a time, men are so constituted as ullimately to acknowledge and respect genuine merit.
Exercises on Rule III.
To do unto all men, as we would, that they, in similar circumstances, should do unto us, constitute the great principle of virtue.
From a fear of the world's censure, to be ashamed of the practice of precepts, which the heart approves and embraces, mark a feeble and imperfect character.
The erroneous opinions which we form concerning happiness and misery, gives rise to all the mistaken and dangerous passions that embroils our life.
To live soberly, righteously, and piously, are required of all men.
That it is our duty to promote the purity of our minds and bodies, to be just and kjnd to our fellow creatures, and to be pious and faithful to Him that made us, admit not of any doubt in a rational and well-informed mind.
To be of a pure and humble mind, to exercise benevolence towards others, to cultivate piety towards God, jfe the sure means of becoming peaceful and happy.
It is an important truth, that religion, vital religion, he religion of the heart, are the most powerful auxiliaries of reason, in waging war with the passions, and promoting that sweet composure which constitute the peace of God.
The possession of our senses entire, of our limbs uninjured, of our sound understanding, of friends and companions, are often overlooked; though it would be the ultimate wish of many, who, as far as we can judge, deserves it as much as ourselves.
- All that make a figure on the great theatre of the world,the employments of the busy, the enterprises of the ambitious, and the exploits of the warlike; the virtues which forms the happiness, and the crimes which occasions the misery of mankind; originates in that silent and secret recess of thought, which are hidden from every human eye.
Exercises on Rule V. Solomon was of this mind; and I have no doubt he made as wise and true proverbs, as any body has done since ; him only excepted, who was a much greater and wiser man than Solomon.
Or won to what may work his utter loss,
Whose gay top
Exercises on Rules VI. and VII.
Idleness and ignorance is the parent of many vices.
Wisdom, virtue, happiness, dwells with the golden mediocrity.
In unity consists the welfare and security of every society.
Time and tide waits for no man.
His politeness and good disposition was, on failure of their effect, entirely changed.
Patience and diligence, like faith, removes mountains.
Humility and knowledge, with poor apparel, excels pride and ignorance under costly attire.
The planetary system, boundless space, and the immense ocean, affects the mind with sensations of astonishment.
Humility and love, whatever obscurities may involve religious tenets, constitutes the essence of true religion.
Religion and virtue, our best support and highest honor, confers on the mind principles of noble independence.
What signifies the counsel and care of preceptors, when youth think they have no need of assistance?
Man's happiness, or misery, are, in a great measure, put into his own hands.
Man is not such a machine as a clock or a watch, which move merely as they are moved.
Despise no infirmity of mind or body, nor any condition of life; for they are, perhaps, to be your own lot.
Speaking impatiently to servants, or anything that betrays unkindness or ill-hutnor, are certainly criminal.
There are many faults in spelling, which neither analogy nor pronunciation justify.
When sickness, infirmity or reverse of fortune, affect us, the sincerity of friendship is proved.
Let it be remembered, that it is not the uttering, or the nearing of certain words, that constitute the worship of the Almighty.
A tart reply, a proneness to rebuke, or a captious and contradictious spirit, are capable of embittering domestic life, and of setting friends at variance.
Examples adapted to the Revieio under these Rules.
Much does human pride and self-complacency require correction.
Luxurious living, and high pleasures, begets a languor and satiety that destroys all enjoyment.
Pride and self-sufficiency stifles sentiments of dependence on our Creator: levity and attachment to worldly pleasures, destroys the sense of gratitude to him.
Every man and woman were numbered.
Good order in our affairs, not mean savings, produoe great profits.
The following treatise, together with those that accompany it, were written, many years ago, for my own private satisfaction.
That great senator, in coneert with several other eminent persons, were the projectors of the revolution.
The religion of these people, as well as their customs and manners, were strangely misrepresented. ..
Virtue, joined to knowledge and wealth, confer great influence and respectability. But knowledge, with wealth united, if virtue is wanting, have a very limited influence, and are often despised.
That superficial scholar and critic, like some renowned critics of our own, have furnished most decisive proofs, that they knew not the characters of the Hebrew language.
The buildings of the institution have been enlarged; the expense of which, added to the increased price of provisions, render it necessary to advance the terms of admission.
One, added to nineteen, make twenty.