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comparing the parts, or seeing all at once the harmony. MEN’s zeal for religion is much of the same kind as that
The chief advantage that ancient writers can boast over modern ones seems owing to fimplicity. Every noble truth and sentiment was expressed by the former in a natural manner, in a word and phrase simple, perspicuous, and incapable of improvement. What then remained for later writers, but affectation, witticism, and conceit *
V V HAT a piece of work is man! how noble in reafon how infinite in faculties 1 in form and moving, how express and admirable ! in ačtion, how hke an angel! in apprehension, how like a god lo
If to do, were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes’ palaces. He is a good divine who follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow my own - teaching.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water. w THE web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill
together; our virtues would be proud, if our faults whip
How far the little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
The Poet's eye in a fine frenzy rolling,
Turns them to shape, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
HEAven doth with us, as we with torches do,
So it falls out,