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Recr. 4. Lord Mansfielil's speech in the Iloise of Lords, 1970,

on the bill for pureventing the delays of justice, by

claiming the privilege of parliainent, 3. An address to young persons,

128 132

CITAPTER IX.

Promiscuous Picces.

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Bec: 1. Farthquake at Calabria, in the year 1638.

136 . Letter from Pliny to Geminius,

139 3 Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the death of an ariable young woman,

ih. 4. On Discretion,

140 5. On the government of our thoughts,

143 6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions, 145 7. On the proper state of our temper, with respect to one another,

146 8. Excellence of the Iloly Scriptures,

143 4. Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings,

pronounced by Christ on his disciples, in his sermon
on the moonut,

149 10. Schemes of life often illusory,

1:50) 11. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility,

152 12 On the true honour of man,

15 13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life, 153 1.4. The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively considered,

157 15. Od the power of custom, and the uses to which it may be applied,

159 16- The pleasures resulting from a proper use of our faculties,

Joilo 17. Description of candour,

lol 18. On the imperfection of that bappiness which rests solly on worldly pleasurr's,

162 19. What are the real and solid enjoymenis of human litr,

ifii 20. Scale of beings,

107 21. Trust in the care of Providence recominended, -100 22. Piely and gratitude enliven prosperity,

171 23. Virtire, when deeply rooted, is not subject to the influence of fortune,

173 % The sperch of Fabricius, a Roman ambassador, to

king Pyrrhuis, who attempted to bribe him to his

interests, by the other of a great sum of money, 174 25. Character of James I. king of England,

1:6 26. (harles V. emperor of Germany, resigns bis dominio ns, and retires from the world,

176 37. Thr same subject continued,

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21.1 215

Sect. 4. Cam of birds for their young,

5. Liberty and slavery contrasted,
6. Charity. A paraplırase on the 1:3th chapter of ile

First Epistle to the Corinthians,
7. Picture of a good mall,
8. The pleasures of retireinent,
9. The pleasue and benefit of an improved ai:d well-

directed imagination,

216 217 219

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CHAPTER V.

Pathei:c Pieces.

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Secr. 1. The hermi,

2. The beggar's petition,
3. Unhappy close of life,
4. Elegy to pity,
5. Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk,

during his solitary abode in the Island of Juan

Fernandez,
B Coratitude,
7. A man perishing in the snow ; from whence reflec-

tions are raised on the miseries of litr,
8. A morning bymn,

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CHAPTER VI.

Promiscuous Pieces.

231 2:33 2:35 2:36

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SECT 1. Ode to Content,

2. The shepherd and the philosopher,
3. The road to happiness open to all men,
4. The gorduess of Providence,
B. The Creator s works attest liis greatness
6. Address to the Deity,
7. The pursuit of happiness often ill directed
8 The hire-side,
9. Providence vindicated in the present state of man,
:(). Selfishness reproved,
1. Human frailly,
12. Ode to peace,
13. Ode tu adversity,
14. The Creation required to praise its Author
16. The universal prayer.
1o Conscience,
17. On an infant,
18. The cuckoo,
19. Day. pastoral in three parts,
211. The order of nature,
21. Ilymn coinposed during sickness,
22. Hymn, on a review of he seasons,
28. On solitude,

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PART 1.

PIECES IN PROSE

CHAPTER I

NELECT SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS.

SECTION 1.

DILIGENCE, industry, and proper improvement of time, are material duties of the young.

The acquisition of koowledge is one of the most honourable occupations of youth.

Whatever useful or engaging endowments we possess, virtue is requisite, in order to their shining with proper lustre.

Virtuous youth gradually brings forward accomplished and flourishing manhood.

Sincerity and truth form the basis of every virtue. Disappointments and distress are often blessings in disguise. Change and alteration forin the very essence of the world.

True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise.

In order to acquire a capacity for happiness, it must be our first study to rectify inward disorders.

Whatever purifies, fortifies also the heart.

From our eagerness to grasp, we strangle and destroy pleasure.

NOTE. In the first chapter, the compiler has exhibited sentences in a great v&riety of construction, and in all the diversity of punctuation. If well practised upon, he presumes they will fully prepare the young reader for the various pauses, inflections, and inodulations of voice, which the succeeding pieces require. The Author's “ English Exercises," under the head of Punctuation, will afford the learner additional scope for im proving himself in reading sentences and paragraphs variously con structed.

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