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ECSTASY, RAPTURE, &c.
Maxims. 1. Ue is not wise, who is not wise 464. Ec
for himself. 9. Ii you wish a thing done, go: it nolu STASY, Rap
send. 3. The silence of the tongue is othen the doTURE, TRAXS
quence of the heart. 4. The perfection of art is. 10 PORT, express extraor
conceal art. 5. Every day is a lile life; and a dinary elevac
whole life but a day repeaud. 6. We find it hard 110n of the
to forgive those, whom we have injured. 7 Fasko spirits, an ex
ionable women are articles manu.acturelt mit eessive tension of mind : they sigury
They want but little-here below, to be out of
And want that little--for a show, one's self, out
8. Do nothing you would wish to c.meal. D. .apof orz's mind, carried away
pearances are often deceiving. 10. Riches cannot beyond one's
purchase mental endowments. soll. ECSTA
Anecdote. Look at Home. The advice BY-benumbs
of a girl, to Thales, a Milesian astronomer, the faculties, tukes away the power of speech, and sometimes was strong and practical. Seeing him gazof thought; it is generally occasioned by sudden ing at the heavens, as he walked along, and and unexpected events: but RAPTURE often invins perhaps piqued, because he did not cast an orates the powers and calis them into action. eye on her altractions, she put a stool in his The former, is common 19 all persons of arient path, over which he tumbled and broke him the latter is common to persons or superior nunds, shine. Her excuse was, that she wanted :0 and circumstances of peculiar imporiance. teach him, before he indulged himself in What followed, was all estary, and trances :
star-gazing, 10 " look at home." Immortal pleasures round my swimming eyes did dance.
VARIETIES. By swist degrees, the love of nature works,
A proper judge-will read each work of wit, And warms the bosom, till at last, sublia'd
With the same spirit, that its author writ.
It comes o'er the ear, like the sweet south wind, Scorns the base earth and crowd below,
Which breathes upon a bank of violets. And, with a peering wing, still mounts on high
Stealing-and giving odor. He play'd so sweetly, and so sweetly sung,
Th't mind and body- often sympathize, That on each note the enraptur'd audicne hung.
Is plain; such--is this union, nature ties : 465. GARRICK. It is believed, that this
But then, as onen 100, they disagree, tragedian greatly surpassed his predecessors, Which proves--the soul's superior progeny. in his genius for acting, in the sweetness and
Yet this is Rome, variety of his lones, the irresistible magic of his eye, the fire and vivacity of his action, Thai sat on hier seven hills, and from hier throro the elegance of his attitudes, and the whole
Or beauty-ruired the world. pathos of ezpression. The cause of which
Beware of desperate steps; the darkest day, success was, his intimule and practical (Live vill to-morrow,) will have passed away. knowledge of human nature. Example. A With plensure-let us own our errors pact, certain gentleman, on returning from the And make each day-a critic--on the last. theatre, asked his postillion, (who sat in his Thinking -- leads man to knowlege. private box ) what he thought of the great He may see and hear, and rend and liain Mr. Garrick. Not much, my lord,” was whatever he pleases, and as much as he plets. his reply,
• for he talked and acted just like es: he will never know any thing of 1, pp. John and I in the stable.". When this was cept that which he has thought over; that repeated to the tragedian, he declared it the which, by thinking, he has niade die prove greatest compliment ever paid him: for, perly of his mind. Is it then saying ivo said he, if nature's own children can't dis- | much, that man, by thinking only, becomes tinguish me froin themselves, it is a pretty truly man. Take away thoug!t from rane oure indication that I am about right. life, and what remains ?
'T was the bow of Onnipotencs : bent in ffir land, Bai, in ner temple's last recess inclos'd,
Whose grasp at creation the universi gu'!; Om dullness' lap, th' annointed head repos'd.
'T was the presence of God, in as I bol sublime, Him ciose she curtains round-with rapors blue,
His vow from the flood to the exit of Tow! Anıl soft besprinkles--with Cimmerian dew;
Nit dreadful, as when in the wirlwind he plezla
When storms are his charios, and lightnings his studs, Then raptures high-the seat of sense o'erflow, The black douds his lanner of rengeance unlurid, Which only heads-refin'd froin reason, know; And thunder his voice to a muit-strichen woll. Hence, from the straw, where bedlam's prophet Not such was the rainbow, that beautiful one! He hears loud oracles, and talks with gods: (nods, Whose arch was refraction, its kwyt.pet.e eun; Hence, the fool's paradise, the statesman's scheme, A pavilion it seem'd, which the Deity en el, The air-built castle, and the golden dream,
And justice and mercy met there, and embraced. The maid's romumo wish, the chemist's flame,
Awhile, ani it sweetly bent over the glorm, And poet's vision of eternal fame,
Like love o'er a death-couch, or hope o'er the tomb
Then left the dark scene; whence it slowly retiral; How dost thou wear, and weary out thy days, As love had just vant sh*d, or higched expired. Restless ambition; nerer at an end,
Virtue, 1101 rolling suns--the mind matures,
Maxims. 1. We must strike while the iron 466. Love
is hol; but we must sometimes make the iron bot gives a soft se
by striking. 2. Books are to the young, what renity to the countenance, a
capital is to the inan oi' business. 3. It is not good Languish ng to
husbandry, to make a child's fortune-great and the eyes, a
his mind-poor. 4. Some-excuse their ignorance, sweetness to a
by pretending, that their taste lies in another dithe voice, and a
rection. 5. Reading, makes a full man, and thinktenderness the whole
ing, a correct man. 6. Not the pain, but the frame: fore
cause-makes the martyr. 7. Learn some useful hend smooth
art or trade, that you may be independent of the and enlarged ;
caprice of fortune. 8. Nothing is harder for honeve-brows arch: el; mouth
est people, than to be denied the privilege of liitle open;
speaking their minds. 9. Some--are penny-wise, when entreat
and pound-foolish. 10. A true friend sometimes ing, it clasps
ventures to be offensite. the hands, with infermingled fingers, to the breast; eyes lan
Anecdote. Tuo Larcyers. A wealthy guishing and parily shut, as if doating on the ob- farmer, being engaged in a law-suit against jort; colintenance assumes the eager and wistful one of his opulent neighbors, applied to a book of desire, but mixed with an air of satisfac. tion and repose ; accents soft and winning, voice lawyer, who happened to be engaged on the persuasive, flatiering, pathetic, various, musi- opposite sile; but, who told him he would cal and rapturous, as in Joy: when declaring, give him a recommendation 12 a professional the right hand, open, is pressed forcibly on the friend; which he did in the following lines: brrast; it makes approaches with the greatest delicacy, and is attended with trembling hesi “Here are two fat roethers, fallen out together, tancy and confusion; if successful, the counte. If you'll fleece one, I'll tieece the other, Dance is lighted up with smiles; unsuccessful and inake them agree like brother and brother." love adds an air of anxiety and melancholy. 407. To the above may be added, Shaks
The letter being unscaled, the farmer had peare's description of this affection, as given the curiosity to open and read it; he did so, by the Good Shepherd, who was requested to and instead of carrying it to the other lawyer, tell a certain youth, what 'tis to love:
he took it to the person, with whom he was It is to be all made of sighs and tears :
at variance. Its perusal cured both parties,
and ended the dispute. Inference-Lawyers It is to be all made of faith and service: It is to be all made of fantasy,
live by the violation of the laws of goodness All made of passion, and all made of wishes :
and truth. All adoration, duty, and observance,
Conversation. When five or sir men All humbleness, all patience, and impatience,
are together, it is curious-to observe the All purity, all trial, all observance.
anxiety every one has to speak. No one LOVE DESCRIBED.
wishes to hear; all he desires, is—an audiCome hither boy; if ever thou shalt love, for. Rather than defer telling their respecIn the sweel pangs of it remember me:
tive stories, they frequently all speak at the For such as I am-all-true lovers are :
same time. Unstaid and skittish in all motions else ; [belor'd. Varieties. The United States--is on a save in the constant image of the creature, that is conspicuous stage; and the world---marks LANGUISHING LOVE.
her demeanor. 2. If a parent-withhold from () fellow, come, the song we had last night :
his children the light, and influence of DiMark it Cesario; it is old and plain ; The spinsters, and the knitters in the sun, [bones,
vine Truth, is he not, in part, responsible And the free maids, that weave their threads with for their crimes? 3. Eloquence—is the lanDo use to chant it: it is silly, sooth,
guage of Nature,—of the soul; it cannot be And callies with the innocence of love,
acquired in the schools, though it may be culo Like to old age.
tivated there. 4. What is the object of court. Ilail, wedded love, mysterious law, true source
ship? to get acquainted; to show off ; to Or human offspring, sole propriety
take in ; or, to murry? 5. What a dreadful In paradise, of all things common else!
thing it is—to be “cut out,”—and to "get By the adult'rous lusl-was driv'n from men
the mitten!" Ainong i.ne bestial herds to range ; by thee
They know not my heart, who belive there can be Founded in reason, loyal, just, and pure,
One stain of this earth-in its feelings for thee;
Who think, while I see thee in beauty's young boor, Kelations dear, and all the charities
As pure as the morning's first dew on the flower, Or father, son, and brother, first were known. I could harm what I was the sun's wanton ray Il re, love his golden shafts employs, here lights But #milu on the dew-drop-to waste it away! llis constant lam, and waves his purple rings, Nombeaming with light-as the young features are, Reigns here and rovels : not in the bought smile
There's a lisht mund thy heart, which is lovlier far:
It is not that check-'tis the soul-dawning clear Of harlots, loreless, joyless, unendear'd,
Through its innxerat bleesh, makes thy beauty so dear. Casual fruition; not in court amours,
As the sky we look up to, though glurions and jaar, Mix'd dance, or wanton rask, or midnight ball. Is loved up to the more, because heaven is there!
Daxims. 1. Hle that feels as he ought, will be 468, PITY,
polite without knowing it. 2. Comon sense is the benevolence 10
growth of all countries and all ages, but it is very the aiflicted; a
rare. 3. Modesty is one of the chief ornaments of mixture of love for an object
youth. 4. In every condition be humile; the lostier which s utlers,
the condition, the greater the danger. 5. Feelings whether human
and thoughts are the parents of language. 6. 'T: or animal, tad a
gain a good reputation, be, what you desire to ap. grief that we are unable to re
pear. 7. In prosperity, we need consideration, in move those sur
adversity--patience & Kindness is more binding ferings. Ius seen
than a loan. 9. Right should be preserred to kvind. in a compassion
red. 10. A wise man adapıs himself io circumute tenderness of voice, a feel
stances, as water does to the vessel that contains it. ing of pain in the
Anecdote. When Woodward first acted countenance;
Sir John Brute, Garrick was induced, either features drawn together, eye
by curiosity or jealousy, to be present. A brows drawn down, mouth open, and a gentle few days afterward, they happened to meet, raising and falling of the hands and eyes; as if when Woodward asked Garrick, how he likeil mourning over the unhappy objeci.
him in the part; adding, I think I struck out Hladst thou but seen, as I did, how at last, some beauties in it. Garrick replied, “I think Thy beauties, Belvidera, like a wretch
you struck out all the beauties in it." That's door’d to banishment, came weeping forth: Discretion. At the same time, that I Whilst two young virgins, on whom she once think discretion—the most useful talent a Kindly look'd up, and at her griefgrew sad! [lean’d,
man can be master of, I look upon cunning Evin the loud rabble, th't were gather'd round
to be the accomplishment of little, mean, unTo see the sight, stood mute, when they beheld hier: governd their roaring threats, and grumbld generous minds. Discretion-points out the PITY,
noblest ends to us, and pursues the most proHow many bleed,
per and laudable metho Is of attaining them; By shameless variance, between man and man! cunning-has only privute, selfish aims, and
On the bare earth, exposed, he lies, sticks at nothing which may make them sua
ceerd. Discretion-has large and extensive Show mercy, and thou shalt find it. views, and, like a well-formed eye, commands Life, fill'd with grief's distressful train,
a whole horizon; cunning—is a kind of Forever asks the tear humane.
short-sightedness, that discovers the minutest
objects, which are near at hand, but is not The quality of mercy—is not strain'd;
able to discern things at a distance. It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven
Varieties. 1. Said an Indian chief to the Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless'd; It blesseih him that gives, and him that takes :
Presirlent, “ May the Great Spirit bear up Tis mightiesi-in the mightiest ; it becomes
the weight of thy gray hairs, and blunt the The throned monarch--better than his crown;
arrow, that brings them rcst. 2. The great His serptre shows the force of temporal power,
truth has finally gone forth to the ends of tho The attribute to all's--and majesty,
earth, that man shall no more render account Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; to man, for his belief, over which he himself But metrij-is alore this sceptrid sway,
has no control. 3. Let every one feel, think, It is entironed-in the hearts of kings,
act and say whatever he pleases; provided, It is an attribute--- -10 God himsey:
he does not infringe upon like privileges of And carti'y power-odoth the show likest God's, others. 4. l'irtue - promotes worldly prosWhen merey-reasons justice.
perity; rice destroys it. 5. Who can fully But from the mountain's grassy side, realize the strength of parental affection, A guitless feast I bring:
without experiencing it? and even then, who A scrip, with fruits and herbs supplied,
can describe it. 6. Grief, smothered, preys And waier from the spring.
upon the ritals ; give it vent into the bosom Thou g, rai. thou best prerogative of power! of a friend. 7. Nothing is of any service, Justice may guard the throne, but, join'd with thee, that does not help to re-unite the soul to God. On rocks of adamant it siandis secure,
But, whote'er you are, And brai's the storm beneath.
That in this desert inaccessible, Mercy's'te becoming smile of justice;
Under the shade of melancholy longlis, This-als her lonely, as her rigor-dreadful;
Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time, Either, alone, de feciire:---but, when goin'd,
If erer you have looked on better days, Like call and grater in the pher's hands,
If ever been where bells have knoll'd to church; Thry 'n inilunce, and gener 16,
If ever sat at any good man's feast ! In forun, ich neither, separate could bestow.
If aver, from your eye-lids, wip'd a tear, The sixth, cordialwe receive a lasi,
And know what 'lis to pity, and be pitied, Is-Contact--of our vir vous a lions rast.
Let gentleness my strong enforcement be BRONSON.
Maxims. 1. It is one thng to know how to 469. HOPE
give, and another to know how to keep. 2. Every is a mixture of
thing periected by art, has its source in natiers. joy and desire, agirating
3. He who tells you the faulis of others, intends to 1 he mind, and anti
tell others your faults. 4. Opinion is frer, and cipating its en
conduci alone antenable to the law. 5. Extravajoyment; il ev
gant praise is more mortifying than the keenext er gives pleas
satire. 6. Love all beauty, and you will love all ure; which is not always the
goodness. 7. A foolish friend does more harni than case with wish
a wise enemy. &. When our hatred is riolent, it and desire; as
sinks us below those we hate. 9. There should they may produce or be ac
be no delay in a benefit, but in the modesty of the companied with
receiver. 10. A cup of cold waler, in time of need, pain and wixie
may save a inau's life. ty. Hope erects
Acquaintance with Human Nature, Andir ghtens the countenance. 0
He, who has acquired a competent knows pens the inouth
edge of the views, that occupy the generality to hali a smile, arelies the eye-l.row's, & ves the of men; who has studied a great variety of eyes an eag's und wi-trul looki spreads the arnis with the hands open, ready to receive the ol jeet characters, and attentivly observed the force of its wishes. Towards wh'chirleans a Lule: the and violence of human passinns; together voice is sonie wlias plaintive, and mammer, wel with the infirmities and contradictims they ning to eagruess, but colored l y dlouli and aniiely; the breath drawu nward more foreilly than produce in the conduct of life, will find in usual, in order 10 express our des res more strong this knowledge, a key to the secret reasonas ly, and our ea renesi expectation or receiving the and motives which gave rise to inany of the object or them. But thou, O HOPE! with eyes so inir,
most important events of ancient tinies. What was thy del ghted measure?
Varieties. 1. Some people will do al Sullil wliisperil-prom s'd pleasure,
most ani, thing, rather than own a fault; And baile the lovely seenes ai d since hail; tho' everything depends on it: thus, Seneca's
Suill would her touch the stral prolong, wife, to conceal her blindness, declared that And from the rocks. the wooils, the vale,
the whole world was in darkness, and none She called an echo still thro' all her song;
could see. 2. What is the difference between 2nd where her sweetest theme she chose,
pleusure and huppiness? 3. There is, in all A soti responsive voice was heard, at every close. And Hove. ruchumed, snil'd. and wav'd her things, a threefold principle, by which they golden hair.
exist; an inmost, midille, and outermost;
[health: Thou captive's freedoin. and thou sick inan's and in human beings, there is a soul, mind, Thou lover's victory, thou beggar's wealth !
and boly; will, understanding, and act; ofThou manna, which from heaven we eal,
fection, thought and speech ; intellectual, To every taste a several meat;
rational, and scientific; end, cause, and ef. Hope! thou first fruit of happiness!
fect, all essentially distinct. 4. Our Lord Thou gentle duwming of a bright success! does not say—if a man see a miracle, be W'ho. out of fortune's reach doth stand,
shall know that my doctrine is from God; And art a blessing still at hand!
but, “if any man will do my will." Brother of faith! 'wixt whom and thee,
The flower-soon dies, but hope's soft ray "The joys of heaven and earth divided be;
Unchang d-undying shines The future's thine.-the present's his.
Around that form-n here pale decay, Thou pleasani. honest flasterer: for none
A peaceful heart enshrines : Flatter unhappy men, but thou alone!
Like iry-round the blighted tree, O Hope, sweet flatlerer, whose delusive touch
Ju twines around the heart,
The only verdant part.
Kinge it makes Gods, and meaner creatures Kings.
Hope, though 'ts pale sorrow's only cordial, And let me hail thee-from that friendly grore. Has yel-a dull and opiate quality,
Anecdote. A traveler in a stage-coach, Enftebling-what it lulls. not famous for its swiftness, inquired the A beacon shining o'er a stormy sea; name of the coach. A fellow passenger re A cooling fountain-in a weary land ; plied, “I think it is the Regulator, for I ob A green spot-on a waste and burning sand; serve that all the other couches yo by it."
A rose—that o'er a ruin sheds its bloom; Hast Thou power?-the weak defend;
A sunbeam-smiling o'er the cold dusk tomb. Light?--gire Ight: thy knowledge lend ; Westtrard-the course of empire lakes iis way; Rich'-remember Him, who gare;
The four first neis already post. Free ?-be brother 10 the slare.
A fifth-shall close the drama with the day; A disputable po'm-is no man's ground.
Time's noblest offspring-s the last.
Maxims. I. One true friend is worth a hund. 470. When,
Teal relations. 2. Happiness is to be found every by frequent re
where. Il you possess a well regulated mind. 3. flections on a disagreeable
Between good sense and good taste, there is the object. our dis
same difference as lielween cause and effect. 4. approbauon of
He. who profits by the mistakes, or orersights or il is allended
others, learns a lesson of great importance. 5. with a strong disinclination
The night or a person accused, is a tacir ach norrlof mind to
edgment of his guilt. 6. He is wise, who does ev. wards it, it is
ery th'ng at the proper time. 7. Confusion is :s called hatreil ;
a medicine-to him who has gone astray. 8. 'The und when this
love of liberty makes even an old man brave. 9. is accompani ed with a pail
Children are heirs to the diseases of their parents, ful sensation
as well as to their possessions. 10. A man, who upon the appre
camiot forgive, breaks the bridge over which he hension of its
might pass to Heaven. presence and approach, there follows an inclination io avoid it,
Thoughts. A man would do well to car. called avers on ; exireine hatred is abhorrence, ry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the or deles:aton. Hatred, or avers on expressed Thoughts of the moment. Those that come draws back the lody to avoid the bated object. unsought for, are commonly the most raluand the hands, at the saine tine, thrown out and able, and should be secured, because they selspreal, as it to keep it off; the face is turned away dom return. from that side, which the hands are thrown out; the eyes look ng angrily and obliquely. or asquint.
Varieties. 1. What do you think of one, the way the hands are directed; the eyebrows are who gives away len dollars, when he owes a contracted, the upper lip disda nfully drawn up: hendred more than he can pay? 2. Let us the teeth set; the pitch of the vo ce is loud, surly follow nature, who has given shame to man. chid ng, langu'd and vehement; the sentences are short and abrupt.
for a scourge; and let the heuriest part of the HATRED-CURSING THE OBJECT HATED. punishment be—the infumy aliendling it. 3.
Poisons-be their drink. Can we perceive any qua ity in an object, Gallroorse than gall, the daintest ment they taste : without an act of compurison? 4. Falsehood Their sweetest shnde, a grove of cyprus trees; often decks herself in the outer garments of 'Their sweetest prospectr, murd'ring bresalisks;
truth, that she may succeed the better in her Their music—is gniutul as the serpent's hiss : And bod ng screech-owls make the concert sull;
wily deceits. 5. The thing, which has been All the foul terrors of dark-seated HELL.
done, it is that which shall be; and that which The mortal coldness of the sorel, like death itself comes down ;
is, it is that which shall be done; and there It cannot feel for other's woes, it dare not dream its cron;
is no new thin; under the sun. 6. Society That heavy chill has frizen o'er the fountain of our tears, cannot be held together without morals; nor And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. can morals maintain their station in the hu. Tho'w may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract the breast, Thro' midnight hours, thu yiell no more their formo hope of rest;
man heurt, without religion; and no religion Tis but as ivy leaves around the ruin'd tune wreath,
is worth having, unless it is founded on truth, All green and wildey fresh without, but worn and gray beneath. which is the corner-stone of the fabric of huOn Adam last thus judgment he pronounc'd : man nature. 7. How far have moral percep" Because thou hast hearken'd to the voice of thy |tions been influenced by physical phenomena? And ealen of the tree, concerning which (wife,
How very precious-praise I charg‘d thee. saying, "Thou shall not eat thereof,
Is—10 a young genius, like sunlight--on flowers, Curs'd is the ground for thy sake; thou, in sorrow, Ripening them into fruir. Shalt eat thereof all the days of thy life;
One hourThorns, also, and thistles it shall bring thee forth
Of thoughtful solitude—may nerve the heart Unbid; and thou shall eat the herb of the field.
For days of conflict.-g'rding up its armorIn the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,
To meet the most insidious foe, and lending Till thou return unto the ground; for thou
The courage-sprung alone frorn innocence Out of the ground wası taken: know thy birth,
And good intent. For dust thou art, and shalt in dust return."
Anecdote. Satisfaction. A ruined There is not, in this life of ours, debtor, having done every thing in his power
One bliss-unmixed with fears; to satisfy his creditors, said to them, “Gentle- The hope that wakes our deepese powers,
A face of sadness wears; men,--I have been extremely perplexed, till now, how to sati fy you: and having done. And the dew, that show'rs o'er dearest flow'rs.
Is the bitter dew-of tears.
In all our strictures-placid we will be,
As Halcyons-brooiling on a summer seam
No man-is born into the world, whose work Tho'poor-in fortune, of celestial race;
's notorn rrith him; there is always work, And he---commits a crime, u ho calls him base. and tools-ic work withal, for those who will