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But infincerity is very troublesome to manage; a hypocrite has so many things to attend to, as make his life a very perplexed and intricate thing. A liar hath need of a good memory, left he contradict at one time what he said at another; but truth is always consistent with itself, and
needs nothing to help it out; it is always near at hand, and fits upon our lips; whereas a lie is troublesome, and : needs a great many more to make it good. .
all his words and actions, for nothing but this will hold out - to
to the end. All other arts may fail, but truth and integrity will carry a man through, and bear him out to the last. Tillorson.
Every principle that is a motive to good,actions ought to be encouraged, since men are of so different a make, that the same principle does not work equally upon all minds. "What some men are prompted to by conscience, duty, or religion, which are only different names for the same thing, others are prompted to by honour. TH E sense of honour is of so fine and delicate a nature, that it is only to be met with in minds which are naturally noble, or in such as have been cultivated by great examples, or a refined education. This essay therefore is chiefly designed for those who by means of any of these advantages are, or ought to be ačtuated by this glorious principle. But as nothing is more pernicious than a principle of aćtion, when it is misunderstood, I shall consider honour with respect to three sorts of men. First of all with regard to those who have a right notion of it. Secondly, with regard to those who have a mistaken notion of it And, thirdly, with regard to those who treat it as chimerical, and turn it into ridicule. In the first place true honour, though it be a different principle from religion, is that which produces the same effects. The lines of ačtion, though drawn from different parts, terminate in the same point. Religion embraces virtue, as it is enjoined by the laws of God; honour, as it is graceful and ornamental to human nature. The religious man fears,