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SIMPLE BODILY PAIN.
Proverbs. 1. The true economy of every. 492. PAIN
thing is-10 gather up the fragments of time, as may be either bo
well as of materials. 2. The earlier children are dily, or mental;
taught to be useful, the better; not only for themsimple, or acute. Bodily pain, is
selves, but for all others. 3. Consider thut day as an uneasy sensi
lost, in which something has not been done for the tion in the body,
benefit of others, as well as for yourself. 4. False of any degree
pride, or foolish ambition, should never induce us from that which is slight, to ex
10 live lyond our income. 5. To associate with treine torture ; it
influential and genteel people, with an appearance may proceed
of equality, has its adrantages; especially, where trou pressure,
there are sons or daughters just entering on the teneoll, separation of parts by
stage of action; but, like all other external advan. violence, or de
lages, they have their proper price, and may rangement of the
be bought 100 dearly; "never pay 100 much for funct ons: ment
the whistle.” 6. Never let the cheapness of an artal pall-is un eastmess of mind; disquietude; anxiety; solici
ticle tempt you to purchase it, if you do not really tude for the future; grief or sorrow for the past: need it; for nothing is cheap, that we do not wani. thus we suffer pain. when we fear. or expect evil; 1 7. Vanity and pride must yield to the dictates of and we feel pain at the loss of friends, or proper- honesty and prudence. ty. Pail, and the like affections, indicate a pressure or straining
Miscellaneous. Great Britain-has dotThe play of pain ted over the surface of the globe, with her Shoots o'er his features, as the sudden gust possessions and mililary posts; and her mornCrisps the reluctant lake, that lay so calm ing drum-beat, following the sun, and keepBeneath the mountain sladow; or the blast
ing company with the hours, circle the earth Ruffies the autumn leaves, that drooping, cling daily, with one unbroken strain of the mar. Paintly, and motionless 10 their lov'd boughs.
tial airs of England. The steam-engine is or. What avails (pain, the rivers, and the buat man may rest upon Valor or strength, though matchless, quelled with his oars ; it is in the highways, and begins Which all subdues, and makes remiss the hands
to exert itself along the courses of land-conOf mightiest? Sense of pleasure we may well Spare out of life, perhaps, and 1101 repine;
veyances; it is at the bottom of mines, a
thousand feet below the surface of the earth; But live content, which is the calmest lite; But pain is perfect misery, the worst
it is in the mill and in the workshop of the Of evils! and, excessire, overturns
trailers; it rous, it pumps, it excavates, it All patience.
ploughs, it carries, it draws, it lifls, it hamAnd noi a virtue in the bosom lives
mers, it spins, it weares, it prints, and seems That gives such ready pay as patience gives;
to say to artisans, Leave your manual labor, 'That pure submission to the ruling mind,
give over your bodily toil, use your skill and Fixed, but not forced; obedient, but not blind;
reason to direct my power, and I will bear The will of heaven to make her owul she tries, toil, with no muscle to grow weary, no nerve Or makes her own to heaven a sacrifice. to relax, no breast to feel faintness. The dream of the injured patient mind, That smiles at the wrongs of men,
Cease, mourners; cense complaint and weep no Is found in the bruised and wounded rind Your friends are not dead, but gone before; (more; of the cinnamon, sweetest then!
Advanced a stage or two--upon the road, Anecdote. The Philosopher Outdone. A Which you must travel in the steps they trode.. learned philosopher, being in his study, a lit- True valor, friends, on virtue founded strong, tle girl came for some fire. Says the doctor, Meets all events alike. " But you have nothing to take it in;" and as Preach patience to the sea, when jarring winde, he was going to fetch something, the girl, Throw up the swelling billow to the sky; taking some cold ashes in one hand, put the And if your reason mitigate her sury, live coals on with the other. The astonished My soul will be as calm. sage threw down his books, saying, “With Contention, like a horse, all my learning, I should never have found Full of high feeding, madly hath broken loose, out that expedient."
And bears down all before him. Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam' afar
The day shal! come, that great arenging day, Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car;
When Troy's proud glories in the dust shall lay Or, on wide-waving wings expanded, bear Send thy arrows forth,
The flying charios-through the fields of air. Strike! strike the tyrants, and avenge my tears, The brare--do never shum the lighe;
Slander, that trorst of poisons, ever finds Just are their thoughts, and open are their tempers; An easy entrance to ignoble minds. Truly, without disquiet, they love, or hate; Other sins--only speak.-murder-shrieks out. Still are they found--in the fair face of day; The elemem of water--moistens the earth; And hearen—and men-are judges of their actions. But blood—Aies uproard, and bedews the heaven
return from the public schools, and when 493. Bodily, or
they had entered their mother's apartment, mental. signifies a
she, pointing to them, said to the lady high degree of pain, which nay appro.
"These are my jewels; the only ornaments priately be called
I admire." AGOXY. Or ANGUISH; the agony is a se
Laconics. 1. If we complained less, and vere and perma
tried to encourage and help each other more, we hent pain; the an
should find all our duties more easily performed. guish an over
2. Happiness-consists in the delight of perform whelining pain: a pang-is a sharp
ing uses for the sake of uses: that is, doing good pain, and generally
for the sake of good, instead of the love of reward, of short contint
which is a selfish feeling: all selfish feelings pro uence: the pangs
duce unhappiness in the degree they are enlerof conscence fre.
tained. 3. If we would be happy, we must put quently trouble the person who is not
away, as far as we can, those thoughts and feel. hardened in guilt;
ings, that have reference to self alone, and cultiand the pangg o disappointed love are among vate the higher ones, that have reference to the the severest to be borne: :. What pangs the tengood of others, as well as ourselves. 4. To do der breast of Dido tear!" when one is under violent pain.) distorts the fea- good, for the sake of delight in doing good, is a tures, almost closes the eyes ; sometimes raises selfish motive; but to do good to others, for the them wisuully; opens the mouth. gnashes the sake of making them happy, and, in doing it, for. terili, draws up the upper lip, draws down the
get ourselres, is a heavenly motive.
5. It wo head upon the breast, and contracts the whole loody: the arms are violently bent at the elbows, would act from right motires, we must endeavor and the fists clenched, the voice is uttered in to put away every feeling, that is purely selfish; in groans, lamentations, and sometimes in violent doing which, exery effort will give us strength, screams: extreme torture producing sainting and like the repeated efforts of a chiid, in learumg lo leath.
walk. 6. Parents shouid keep their children from Oh, rid me of this toriure, quickly there,
every association that may tend to their injury, My małam, with thy everlasting voice.
either in precept or practice. 7. Love is omnipoThe bells, in time of pestilence, ne'er made
lent. Like noise, or were in that perpetual motion.
Varieties. All my house,
1. That profusion of lan.
(breath: But now, streamed like a bath, with her thick gilage, and poverty of thought, which is calllawyer could not have been heard, nor scarce,
ed being spumtaneous, and original, is no Another woman, such hail of words she let fall, proof of simplicity of heart, or freedom of :.. What! the rogue who ro'5'd me? do understanding; there is more paper than hang him, drown him, burn him, tiay him go!!, more words than isleas, in this “carealive. 3. Hold your tongue, we don't want less wealth.” 2. Combined with goodness to hear your nonsense about eating; hold and truth, oratory is one of the most gloyour tongue, and answer the questions, which rious distinctions of man; it is a power, that the justice is going put to you, about the mo
influences all : it elevates the affections and ney I lost, and which I suppose you have thoughts to enthusiasm ; and animates us taken.
in joy, and soothes us in sorrow; instructs,
guites, and persuades us. 3. To resolre a Hide noi thy tears: weep boldly--and be proud 'To give the flowing virtue manly way.
proposition into its simplest elemenis, we Tis nature's mark. to know an honest heart by.
must reason a posteriori; by observing the Shame on those breasts of stone, that cannot melt
, relation of sequences, we are enabled to supIn soft adoption of another's sorrow!
ply antecedents, involving the same relation; 0, who can hold a fire in his hand,
thus, amounting to the simplest state of a By thinking on the frosty Caucasus ?
proposition. Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite,
What nothing earthly gives, or, can destroy, By a bare imagination of a feast?
The soul's calm sunshine, and the hearfelt joy, Or wallow naked in December snow,
Is Virtue's prize. By thinking on fantastic summer's heat The friends thou hast, and their adoption tries, O, no! the apprehension of the good,
Grapple them to thy soul, with hooks of steel. Gives but the greater feeling to the worse :
Mind,-can raise, Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more, From its unseen conceptions, where they lie, Than when it bites, but lanceth not the sore.
Bright in their mine, forms, hues, that lock Eternity Anecdote. A rich Campanian lady, fond
Is it the language of some other state, of pomp and show, being on a visit to Corne
Born of its memory? For whai--can wake til, the illustrious mother of the Gracchii, The soul's strong instinct--of another world, displayed her jewels and diamonds ostenta Like music? tiously, and requested that Cornelia should Without good company, all dainties show her jewels. Cornelia turned the conver- lose their true relish, and like painied grapes, sation to another subject, till her son28 should are only seen, not lasted.
How this grace 494. A mix
Speaks his own atanding! what a mental power ed pass on, con
This eye shoots forth ! how big imagination sisting of won. der, mingled
Moves in this lip! to the dumbness of the gesture with pieasing
One might interpret. emotions; as
Old men and leldames, in the streets, veneration, love,
Do prophecy upon it dangerously ; esteem, takes away the famil
Young Arthur's death is common in their mouths; iar gesture and
And when they talk of bim they shake their he'ds, expression of
And w bisper one another in the ear; simple love: it is a compound
And he that speaks doth gripe the hearer's wrist; passion, excited
Whilst he that hears, makes fearful action, by something
With wrinkl’dbrows,with nods,with rolling eyes ncvel, rare,
I saw a smith stand with his hammer thus, great, or excel
The whilst his iron did on the anvil cool, lent, either of
With open mouth, swallowing a tailor's news: persons or their works: thus we
Who, with bis shears and measure in his hund, view the solar system with admiration. It Standing on slippers, (which his nimble baste keeps the respectful look and attitude: the syes | Had safely ihruat upon contrary feet,) are wide open, and now and then raised towards lieaven; the mouth is open; the hands Told of a many thousand warlike French, lifted up; the tone of voice rapturons; speaks that were embattled and rank'd in Kent: copiously and in hyperboles Admiration - Another lean unwash'd artificer is ooking at any thing allentively with appre-Cuts off his tale, and talks of Arthur's death. ciation; the admirer suspends his thoughts, not! from the vacancy, but from the fullness of his
Anecdote. It was so 'natural for Dr. mind: be is riveted to an olject, which tom- Watts to speak in rhyme, that even at the porarily absorhs his faculties: nothing but what very time he wished to uvoilit, he could not. but cultivated minds are very susceptible of it; His father was di pleased at this propensity, an ignorant person cannot admirr: because he and threatened to whip him, if he did not does not appreciate the value of the thing: the leave off making verses. One day, when he form and use must be seen at any rate.
was about to put his threat in execution, the How beautiful the world is! The green child burst into tears, and on his knees, said: earth. covered with flourrs--the trees, laden
Pray father. do, some pity take, with rich blossoms – the blue sky and the
And I will no more terses make. bright water, and the golden sunn hine. The world is, indeed, beautiful; and Re, who against calumny, and reproach, than a good
Varieties. 1. What is a better security made it, must be beautiful.
conscience ? 2. What we commence--from It is a happy world. Hark! how the mer, the impulse of virtue, we too often continue ry birid: sing-and the young umbs-see! from the spur of ambition ; avarice, herself, how they gambol on the hil ile. Even the trees wave, and the brooks ripple, in glaul 3. Wealth, suddenly acquired, will rarely
is the offspring of independence and virtue ne: 8. Yon eag'e!-ah! how joyously he
abile ; nothing but quiet, consistent industry, soars up to the glorious heurens—the bird or America.
can render any people prosperous and happy. " Plis throne-is on the mourtain-top;
4. Did you ever think seriously of the design, His fields -- the boundless air ;
and uses of the thumb? 5. Music, in prac. And hoary peak«, that proudly prop
tice, may be called the gymnastics of the afThe skies- his drcellings are.
fections. 6. The difference between honor, He rises, like a thing of light,
and honesty--seems to be principally in the Amid the noontide blaze :
motive; as the homest man does that from The midwav sun-is clear and bright; Love and duty, which the man of honor does, It cannot dim his gaze."
for the sake of character. 7. If there be any It is hupp' - see it, and hear it all about thing, which makes one ridiculous, to beings me-nay, I feel it here, in the glow, the e' of superior facullies, it must be prile. 8. quent glow of my own heart. He who As is the mother, so is the daughter; think made it, must be happy.
of this () ye mothers, and improve. It is a great world! Look off to the mighty
The rich are wise. ocean, when the storm is upon it; to the He that upon his back rich garmen's wears, huge mountain, when the lh'inder and the 1s wise, though on his head grow Midas' ears. lightnings play over it; to the vast forest, riold is the strength, the sinews of the world ; the interminable waste; the sun, the moon, The health, the soul, the beauty most divine ; and the myria 18 of fair stars, countless as the A mark of gold hides all deformities, sanils upon the sea-shore. It is a great, a Gold is heav'n's physic, life's restorative. magnificent world, -and He, who made it,
Orredulity, on! He is the perfection of all loveliness, all thou hast as many ears, as fame--has longues, gov dness, all greatness, all glory.
Opened-lo every sound of truth, as falsehood. R2
ADMIRATION AND ASTONISIIMENT, Maxims. 1. Never consider the opinions , 495. Implies
others in a matter that does not concern them. confusion, arising
2. It is of builiwe use to argue a point with one, from surprise, &c.
whose mind is made up on the subject. 3. Beware at an extraordinary, or unexpected
of objections, founded on wrong ideas. 4. A 200event: astonishi
man's conclusions are generally proof against ment signifies to
the most eloquent reasonings. 5. Look auhin strike with the
instead or without, for the true criterion of anoverpowering voice of thunder:
tion, and be inanly and independent. 6. Let the we are surprised
square and rule of life be- Is it right? 7. Be if that does, or
cautious in yielding your better judgment 10 cho does not happen,
wishes of others. 8. We generally err, in underwlich we did, os did not expect ;
taking-what we do not understand. 9. They astonishment may
will surely be wise, who profit by experience. 10. be awakened by
A clear head-makes sure work. similar evenis, which are
Temperance. Happy are they that have more unexpected, and
made their escape from the drinking custom of more unaccountable : thus, we are astonished the world, and enrolled their names amongst the in find a friend at our house, when we suppos- friends of Temperance; for, by so domg, they ed he was hundreds of miles distant; or to hear have most probably escaped from an early death. that a person has traveled a road, or crossed a Death, not only of the body, but of the soul, for stream, that we thought impassable.
the habit of intoxication is calculated to destroy These are thy glorious works, Parent of good,
both. Almighty! thine this universal frame, [then!
Varieties. 1. When once you profess Thus wondrous fuir: Thyself, how wondrous, yourself a friend, be always such. 2. Blume Unspeakable ! who sitt'st above these heavens, not, before you have examined: und rstand, To us-invisible, or dimly seen
then rebuke. 3. Some people will never In these thy lowest works: yet these declare learn anything; for this reuson, they underThy goodness, b.yond thought, and power divine. stand everything too soon. 4. Whu can calBec, what a grace was seated on this brow! culate the importance of learning to say, No. Hyperion curis ; the front of Jove hinself: 5. By following the order of Providence, and An eye like Mars, 10 threaten and cominand; obeying the laws of life and being, we shall, A station, like the herald Mercury,
not become fatigued. 6. Abstruction, is the New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill.
power, which the understanding has, of A combination, and a form indeed,
separating the combinations, which are preWhere every go I did seem to set bis seal, sented to it; it is also called the power of conTo give the world assurance of a man.
sidering qualiti 8, or attributes of one object, What find I here ?
apart from the rest. 7. There is a ProviFair Portia's counterfeit? What demi-god dence in the least of man's thoughts and acHath come so near creation ? More their eyes ? tions ; yea, in all his common and trifling Or, whether riding on the I all of mine,
concerns. Seem they are in motion ? Here are sever'd lips, Parted with sugar breath : so sweet il bar (hairs, Words are like leaves; and where they most aShould sunder such sweet friends: Here, in her Much fruit of sense beneath, is rarely found.lbound The painter plays the spider, hath woven
False eloquence-like the prismatic glass, A golden mesh to entra p the hearts of men,
Its gaudy colors spreads on erery place : Faster than gnats in cobwebs.-- But her eyes !
The face of Nature-we no more survey, How could he see to do them! having made one, All glares alike, without distinction gay: Methinks it should have power to steal buth his, but true expression, whate'er it shines upon, And leave itself unfinished.
Il gilds all olijeris, but it alters-none. Anecdote. While Thucilydes was yet a Expression is the dress of thought, and still boy, he heard Heroilotus recite his histories, Appears inore decent—as inore suitable. at the olympic games, and is said to have A just man cannot fear; wept exceedingly. The “ Father of Histori- Not, though the malice of traducing longues ans,” observing how much the boy was mor- The open vasiness of a lyrant's ear, cil, congratulated his fother, on having a child The senseless rigor of the wrested laws, of such promise, and advised him to spare no Or the red eyes of strain'd authority, vains in his education. Thucidydes became Should, in a point, meet all to take his life : one of the best historians of Greece.
His innocence is armor 'gainst all these.
Music so softens and disarms the mind,
So Nero once, with harp in hand. survey'd
His flaming Rome, and as it burn'd, he playd
496. THE MIRON, AND SOME OF THE MA Maxims. 1. If a person fees wrong, he will son Passions. The following common ex. be very sure to judge wrong, and thence do pressions are full of meaning: such judg- wrong. 2. Passions strong, judgment wrong, all ments are passed every day, concerning dif- the world over. 3. Always do the very best you ferent individuals; “You might have seen it can, and then you'll be a wisu man. 4. Children in his eyes : the looks of the man is enough; should be encouraged 10 do, whatever they unhe has an honest countenance: his manner dertake, in the very best manner. 5. He who sets every one at his case; I will trust him aims low, can never bit called oljects; and he for his honest face ; should he deceive me, I who is accustomed to do the best he can, in lower
things, will be best prepared 10 alaiu excellence will never trust any body again; he crunot in the highest. 6. Children should never be ul. look a person in the face ; his appearzuce is lowed 10 fall into habits of disorder in anything i against him; he is better (or worse,) can I nor permitted to put things out of order, or maks took him to be."
work for others. 7. Of goods, prefer the greatest; 497. ADMONI
of evils choose the least. 8. Children are always grave air bordering
more attracted and interested by oral instruction, on severity; the
than by book instruction. heal 18 sometimes
Anecdote. A Quaker-was waited on by shaken at the per
four of his workmen, to make their complion we admonish, as if we felt for the
ments to him, and ask for their usual Newmiseries he was
year's gifts. The Quaker told them, There are likely to bring up
your gifts,-choose fifteen francs, or the Bion himseli; the band is directed 10
ble. All took the francs, but a lud, about the person spoken
fourteen, who chose the Bible, as the Quato, and the fore-fo.
ker said it was a good book; and, on opening ger. projected for the rest. Serie to
it he found, between the leaves, a gold piece point more useli
of forty francs. The others held down their larly to thi danger
heads, and the giver told them, he was sorry we give waruing of; the voice assurros a low p'teli, horrlering on a
they had not made a better chuice. monotone, with a mixture of severity and syinpa Varieties. 1. We cannot be truly just, thy of pity, and reprouch.
without prullence, or truly prurient, without Miscellaneous. 1. The habituating chil-justice ; because prudence leads us to indren to work for, and serve the poor, particu- quire what is jusi ; and justice alone can larly poor children, with a good will, may prevent that perversion of intellect taking jusíly be regarded, as tending to promote the reception of the highest order and quality of place, which often purses for prudence, but is heavenly virtue. 2. It is not in knowing the 2. Temperunce signifies the right use of tho
only cunning, the offspring oi' selfishness. will of God, but in loing it, that we shall be right things, furnis edb nature for our en: blessed. 3. The nobles'
, sospect in which the joyment, so that they may not injure, but divine majesty of the Lord can be viewed, benefit us; and instead of unfilling us for is that, in which he prsented himself, when he said, that he “core, not to be ministered formance. 3. He, who is not tenperate, is a
our duties, lipose and it is for their perunto, but to minister;" and how great a priv. slave to his appetites and passiems; the slave ileye ought we to esteem it to be, to follow of drinking, gluttony and lust; of prile, his example. 4. What a pity it is, that pa- vanity and ambitum ; because he is not al rents and teuchers are not more anxious to liverty to be, what he was created to be. mend the heart, than furnish the hearts of their children and pupils! 5. Charity is the prophet spoke : when, willi a gloomy frown,
The monrch starte--from his shining throne; something more than a word, or wish; it is
Black choler filled his breast, thailol'd with ira the consistent practice of true wisdom.
And, from his eyeballs. flashed the living fire. 'Tis one thing to be tempted, Esealus,
Of beasts. it is confessed the apeAnother thing--to fall. I not deny
Comes nearest us--11 human shape; The jury, passing on the prisoner's life,
Like man. he i tates each fashio's;
And malice-18 he ruling passion.
I hate, when rice can bolt her arguments,
And rirtue-las no tongue, to check her prida The jeure tbat we find, we stoop and tak't
But not to me return Because we see it; but what we do not see,
Day, or the sweet approach of eren and morn, We tread upon. and never think of it.
But cloud instead, and ever-during dark You may not so extenuate his offence,
Surrounds me. Por I have had such faults; but rather tell me
If sweet content is han shed from my soul. When I, thi censure him, do not so offend, Lile grows a burden, and a weight of woe. Let mme own jullgment pattern out my death, Musie---mores us, and we know not weny: And nothing come in partial. He must die. We feel the knrs, but canmol trace their source